Social Networking

You Won’t Push Your Dad Down The Stairs…

After creating the “Social Networking” category on this website, I was wondering if I would ever have a 2nd post on the subject after this general post about Clients on Social Networking Sites.  Jeremy Barfield has finally given me a second post on the subject…although the story is terrible.  After pushing his dad (ex Toronto Blue Jay, Jesse Barfield) down the stairs of his house, Jeremy Barfield decided to discuss the whole situation on MySpace [Younger Barfield Tells His Story (On Myspace, Of Course)].

Maybe young Barfield should think twice about blasting the media and putting down the police while he is being charged with assault.  And maybe athletes should start using social networking sites to create good press instead of making their bad situations worse.

[tags]barfield, myspace, social networking, baseball, mlb[/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.