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The MLB Steroids Situation Doesn’t Seem That Bad Anymore

Brian Urlacher bobbleheadBrian Urlacher threatening to retire? Chad Johnson refusing to go to voluntary and mandatory Cincinnati Bengals functions? Oh yeah, and that whole Gene Upshaw mess coupled with the impending owners lockout? Am I the only person at least a little worried about the state of the National Football League? These are all unnecessary distractions that will take away from the game’s invincible aura. In addition, don’t you think that the Bengals are the last franchise that needs this kind of situation? The Cincinnati Criminals can’t even get along with each other now?

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.