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On To The Next One: BenJarvus Green-Ellis

BenJarvus Green-Ellis has left Eugene Parker and Roosevelt Barnes of Maximum Sports Management and signed with Joel Segal of Lagardère Unlimited.  Earlier today, I noted that Barnes and Maximum Sports also recently lost Marvin Austin to Impact Sports.  Segal and Lagardère earn the right to not only represent a talented runningback, but also a player who embraces his awesome nickname on Twitter.

Green-Ellis is currently a restricted free agent with the New England Patriots.  He is part of an RB crew that includes Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen (2011 NFL Draft pick #56 overall), and Stevan Ridley (2011 NFL Draft pick #73 overall).  The Patriots tendered Green-Ellis at the 2nd round level before the NFL lockout began.  Segal will undoubtedly be working the phones to see if any other teams will be willing to spend above the tender, which the Patriots will be entitled to match (if they so wish).

I see that Green-Ellis worked out at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida during the offseason.  Ike Taylor of the Pittsburgh Steelers also worked out there, and he is also a Lagardère client.  Perhaps he had some good things to say about Segal and his company while the two were training.

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.