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On To The Next One: Brandon Jackson

When Gary Wichard received a nine month suspension from acting as an NFLPA Contract Advisor based on impermissible communication, I stated that the suspension does not really do anything other than give rival agents ammo against Wichard when recruiting potential new clients.  I figured that most of his clients would remain with his company, Pro Tect Management, officially being represented by Jason Chinn, who is also NFLPA Certified.  It seems as though most clients have decided to stick with the company that has as its URL.  However, recently a couple of players have been leaving Wichard and Co. for “The Shark.”

First, Tampa Bay wide receiver Arrelious Benn left Pro Tect for Drew Rosenhaus.  And now, Green Bay Packers running back Brandon Jackson has switched to Rosenhaus Sports Representation.  This is the second former Wichard client that has slipped through the cracks to Rosenhaus’ open arms.  Normally, NFLPA Contract Advisors cringe whenever they read about Rosenhaus picking up new clients, but knowing how many agents reacted to Wichard’s former actions, I doubt there are a lot of contract advisors who feel remorse based on his loss of a couple of clients.

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.

One reply on “On To The Next One: Brandon Jackson”

geeze it seems like rosenhaus’ name comes up everytime on of these articles comes up. Guy is killing it

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