MLB Rules Sports Agents

Not Quite Marriage

Pretty ballBetween baseball players and their agents.  The only form of commitment that binds a player to a Sports Agent is an “agent authorization form,” which is completed once a year by each player, but can be discarded at any time during the year.  Any player can decide to have a different agent representing him/her for a different one of each 7 days in a week.

If you do not believe that there is cut-throat competition over players because of the absense of any regulated loyalty, just check out this link, or buy this book.

[tags]baseball, mlb, sports agents, agent authorization form[/tags]

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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