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David Frost Cleared Of Sexual Exploitation Charges

Put one tally in the win column for ex-NHL agent David FrostHe has just been acquitted in a case involving four sexual exploitation charges (reduced from the twelve I originally reported).  He still has to deal with a fraud charge after using a former client’s credit card without permission (yeah…Mike Danton, the guy who tried to have Frost killed) and probably as a witness in the murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by Danton.  Will the Phoenix Coyotes permit Frost near its players now?  Frost may have gotten away from a conviction for sexual exploitation, but he still seems like a guy you may not want as a close friend.  Some of his players from his coaching days had this to say about Mr. Frost:

Frost was a tough coach, known to swear at and degrade his players.  He would throw sticks at them. He dumped garbage on one player and pushed and punched Mr. [Mike] Danton.

Based on reputation, his character seems questionable, acquittal or not.  And whether or not he actually committed sexual exploitation, do you really want your son represented by a guy who was involved in threesomes with the players he coaches and their girlfriends?  Lawyers are not even permitted to have sexual relations with their own clients.  With your own players?  Oy vey.

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 “David Frost Cleared Of Sexual Exploitation Charges”

“The website,, promotes Mr. Frost as hockey’s “number # 1 [sic] bad boy controversial figure.” In addition to a post by Mr. Frost praising new Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke’s “tough” approach, it asks readers to submit a photo of a “Hockey Hottie” wearing a team jersey.”

If he once was, I don’t imagine Frost is NHLPA certified anymore. Frost represents one extreme example of a need to incorporate a Professional Agent Ethics course at the major Sports/Entertainment Law programs (Florida Coastal, Marquette, Southwestern). Even a standard Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics course isn’t required at some law schools!

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