Mike Danton’s Lovely Life

Does anything work in favor of former NHL player, Mike Danton?  He went to jail for plotting to kill his former agent, David Frost.  Frost was not only his agent, but took Danton as a part of his family after Danton disowned his own kin.  Danton definitely had a tough chlildhood, and it seems like the money he made in his NHL contract was one of his few points of joy in his life.

David Frost was not killed by Danton.  Frost is a defendant in a case which charges him with twelve counts of sexual exploitation and one count of assault, though.  Additionally, Frost was arrested for using Danton’s credit card to purchase gas.  Imagine a man takes you into his life as a fatherly figure and agent, you try to kill him, and then he uses your credit card to buy gas without permission.  If Danton’s head was not on straight by this point, what is he thinking now that the lawyer who represented him in his case dealing with the murder-for-hire plot of Frost is being charged with unauthorized practice of law?

Howard Kieffer was apparently allowed to practice law in North Dakota’s federal courts, but never served as an attorney in a North Dakota state.  It is hard to use your good standing in a state where you never actually practiced law to get clearance to practice in others.  He also never graduated from law school.

It seems like no matter who you are, if you are somehow in Mike Danton’s circle, you are bound to end up in trouble.

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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