Excel Sports Management is launching a Coaching and Executives division and has acquired football coaching and sports broadcasting representation agency Harlan Sports Management to provide it some staff support and clientele right away. Over twenty head football coaches at the NFL and NCAA level, as well as front office executives, are now Excel clients. The […]
Author: 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.
Remember the lawsuit that Nerlens Noel filed against Rich Paul and Klutch Sports Group a little over a year ago? You know, the one where Noel claimed that Paul interfered with his preexisting relationship with agent Happy Walters, promised Noel that he was a “$100 million man,” told Noel not to accept a $70 million […]
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who is suspended for the 2022 NFL season after being found to have gambled on games in 2021, has made a change in representation. Ridley was previously represented by SportsTrust Advisors, going back to when he was selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. However, the […]
Vanguard Sports Group Adds Veteran Agents. Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Raleigh-based Vanguard Sports Group has added to its football division by bringing in veteran NFLPA Contract Advisors Tony Paige and Chitta Malik, who had co-founded agency Dream Point Sports. Those two agents will assist with the football operations at Vanguard and add many NFL clients […]
You never want a court to conclude that you committed fraud. But that is exactly what is said about a prominent NFL agent in the middle of a newly released decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. According to the Court, perhaps the “easiest conclusion” in the case, “even under […]
On August 3, many professional golfers, including Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, and Bryson DeChambeau, filed a Complaint, in federal court, against the PGA Tour. It largely reads like a lawsuit filed to provide relief to LIV Golf, which is upset that the PGA Tour has taken measures to dissuade golfers from playing in the new […]
There is a new bill in Congress, sponsored by Senators Booker, Blumenthal, Schatz, Wyden, and Padilla, that is titled, “College Athletes Bill of Rights.” If it is passed and signed into law, which is probably a long shot, then it will have consequences for the sports agent industry. Part of the bill seeks to establish […]
Wasserman has been on an acquisition spree over the past year. It recently acquired New York-based talent agency The Montag Group, rugby powerhouse Esportif, and golf management firm Mullhaupt Management. Its latest acquisition is a baseball agency, which was just announced this morning. Wasserman’s baseball practice will expand with the acquisition of Jet Sports Management. […]
“Irreconcilable differences” is often referenced when a lawyer finds himself in the middle of a lawsuit where he is representing a client who is not paying bills in a timely manner or perhaps the two no longer see eye-to-eye anymore. It is a way for the lawyer to attempt to withdraw as counsel through motion […]
You had to have seen it coming. On June 29, sports commentator Doug Gottlieb published a tweet that said, “Casey Close never told Freddie Freeman about the Braves final offer, that is why Freeman fired him. He found out in Atlanta this weekend. It isn’t that rare to have happen in MLB, but it happened […]