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On To The Next One: Greg Romeus

If the 2011 NFL offseason was not overshadowed by a lockout, it might be best known for the accumulation of new clients by Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation.  Then again, if there was no lockout, perhaps Rosenhaus would not be gaining so many new clients.  Many rival agents believe that Rosenhaus has signed a plethora of new clients based on his deep pockets and willingness to front large amounts of money to clients to take care of their expenses.

The most recent 2011 NFL Draft pick to change over to Rosenhaus is Greg Romeus, who was drafted in the 7th round (#226 overall) by the New Orleans Saints.  Romeus was formerly co-represented by Goal Line Sports and Impact Sports.  At least Romeus is going from two South Florida based agencies to another South Florida agency.

Romeus is a defensive end who played at the University of Pittsburgh.  Last week, Rosenhaus picked up Jason Pinkston, another former Pitt Panther who was represented by Octagon.  Along with Jabaal Sheard and Dion Lewis, Rosenhaus now represents four players selected in the 2011 NFL Draft who played their college ball at Pittsburgh.  The highest picked Pittsburgh Panther was Jonathan Baldwin, who was taken in the first round (#27 overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs.  His representatives at Priority Sports are certainly following the Rosenhaus signings very closely.

If my count is correct, based on the Romeus signing, Rosenhaus now represents 16 players selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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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