Dynasty Athlete Representation

Matthew Watkins Takes The NFLPA Exam

DynastyDynasty Athlete Representation NFLPA agent hopeful, Matthew Watkins, just completed the journey that many readers of this site hope to one day experience.  Matthew recently returned from Washington D.C., where he joined 300+ other potential NFLPA advisors at the organization’s yearly seminar and took the NFLPA certification examination.  Watkins has not had an easy schedule by any means.  Only a few days after taking the exam, he is currently in the process of taking the Florida Bar Exam in Tampa.

Anyway, Matthew somehow found the time to pen a short write-up on his experiences at the 2008 NFLPA Contract Advisors Seminar.  It is definitely worth the quick read [2008 NFLPA Contract Advisors Seminar].

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.