Sports Agents

From Sports Agent To Politician

Listed under Other Presidential Candidates on in the Edmonton Journal (what’s a Canadian paper doing writing about America’s offshoot party candidates, anyway?) is a man named Charles Jay.  He is forty-eight years old and is a candidate for the Boston Tea Party.  Not only is Jay from my hometown of Hollywood, FL, he is also a former sports agent.

Here are some facts about the Boston Tea Party:

  • It was founded in 2006.
  • This is its entire platform: The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.

Charles Jay graduated from the University of Miami and used to work as a boxing manager and spokesperson.

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.