All American Football League

The AAFL Embraces Media In Its Inaugural Draft

Today marks the official beginning of a new football league that has made it through initial funding, generation of effective press, and convincing solid athletes (like Chris Leak and Peter Warrick) of its potential success.  At 12:00PM Eastern Time, the All American Football League (AAFL) will be conducting its inaugural draft.  Fifty rounds are scheduled; however, each team can protect a certain amount of players to its roster and basically forfeit late picks in consideration.  Protected players will be announced in the first segment of the draft and actual picks will not be released until around 1PM EST.

The AAFL seems to be trying to cater to all aspects of the new media.  Not only will the draft be televised, but it will also be streamed online for the entire world to watch free of charge.  Its official draft page even specifically invites Media members to cover all team draft sites, distancing itself from the terrible practices that College Baseball adopted in 2007.

I have been invited to attend the AAFL Florida Team’s draft in Gainesville, FL and the Official Afterparty at night.  I fully intend to be at both events and will bring my camera along with me.

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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