Eligibility issues for John Wall. I didn’t see that one coming. Oh wait, yeah I did. To refresh your memory, Brian Clifton was Wall’s AAU coach and was also a formerly registered agent. As far as we know, Brian Clifton never gave anything of significant monetary value to Wall, so Wall should be in the clear on that front. If there are any ramifications, it is likely that Wall will have to sit out 2-3 games (most likely against teams that an intramural squad could put up a fight against) and pay back Clifton for some of the expenses he covered at the AAU program (like food, travel, and jerseys).
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.View Archive →