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Leatherman Making The News

Dan Leatherman is starting to make his rounds with his regional media marketplace.  The Frederick News-Post just published an article with the subheading, Getting released couldn’t have turned out better for Leatherman.  Don’t flip out yet…he was not released by the Nationals.  The release is in reference to the move that the Minnesota Twins made this off-season when they let Dan go.  Here is part of the story, which was written by Stan Goldberg:

LEATHERMAN HIRED AN AGENT and began to think about independent ball. He feels he became too complacent and being released helped motivate him. He never thought about quitting.

“I knew I would hate myself if I did that because the big leagues and the minor leagues are so far away, but also really close,” he said. “You can have one good season and you can almost be there, and you can have two good seasons and you can be there. Or you could have one bad season and be gone.”

In early April he signed with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League. They made him a good offer, one where he could afford to take his family to live in Canada. In early May he drove 25 hours to Canada. A few days later he was headed back to Florida.

The Nationals had called and were interested. He signed with them and went to extending spring training.

Dan Leatherman also spent some time with a local news station, NBC 25, and talked about how great it is to be able to play so close to home.  Check out the clip below.

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.

One reply on “Leatherman Making The News”

You have the passion vocabulary and credentials for this job of yours. It is somewhat inspiring to others if they were to be let loose on you blogs here.

A most comprehesive account of articles if ever I did see.

Well done.

Not into this stuff myself but can see the flair you have for it.


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