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Brian Boehringer’s Thoughts About Bob Garber

Pittsburgh Pirates Photo DayA few days ago, I was a featured guest on Jimmy Scott’s High & Tight.  I was blown away by David Philps’ glowing write-up on top of his excellent questions presented to me in the actual interview.  Since the post, Philps has tipped me to a recent dialogue that he had with former professional baseball player, Brian Boehringer (pictured right). Brian won the 1996 World Series with the Yankees, had a 10-year MLB career, and apparently has some pretty heavy beef with his former agent, Bob Garber of RMG Sports Management.  Boehringer calls out Garber for putting his own interests above his client’s (Boehringer’s).  As we all know, it is our fiduciary duty to do what is best for our clients at all times, putting our own interests to the side.  Boehringer seems to have a chip on his shoulder for signing with the Pirates at Garber’s insistence due to their higher dollar offer, even though he would have rather played with the Cardinals including the pay cut.  Money is not always the #1 concern for your clients!

There is more.  Apparently Boehringer negotiated his own deal with the Cubs after finding out that Garber, who said he would call around to teams, never got in touch with anyone at the organization.  After everything, Boehringer is most upset at the fact that his former agent never apologized.

Philps has tried various methods to reach out to Garber for his side of the story, but has not received any type of response.  But who is Philps kidding?  How many sports agents actually Twitter?  I do…on occasion.

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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