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Stanford’s Reach Into Baseball

Stanford LogoYesterday, Jason Wulterkens looked at how IMG might have been deeply connected to the Stanford Financial Scandal.

But IMG and its clients might come away from this potential scandal unscathed.  A few Boras clients may have tougher obstacles to overcome.  Johnny Damon, Xavier Nady, and Mike Pelfrey have had their bank accounts frozen by the federal government as part of the investigation surrounding Stanford.  Damon can’t even pay his off-season trainer.  Matt Wieters and Jake Arrieta, two minor league Boras clients might also be affected.  But Scott Boras will take care of his boys in the meantime, so don’t get any hopes of catching Pelfrey on your neighborhood park bench anytime soon.

A struggling economy, a financial advisor engaged in fraud…what doesn’t have a resounding effect on the sports community now-a-days?

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

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