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CFL Considering Mandatory Professional Liability Insurance

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) requires that its contract advisors maintain professional liability insurance.  The NFLPA even has a preffered company to handle such matters.  The Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA) may soon be doing the same thing.  The players’ association has sent out a survey to its licensed contract advisors to see if they think that it should be a requirement that all contract advisors have professional liability insurance.

Within the email sent out by Stu Laird, the CFLPA’s President, it states,

Before a decision is made in this respect, we wish to know whether there is a need for such an insurance program and also the views of the contract advisors with respect to the implementation of such a program.

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.