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NFL League Executive Dick Maxwell To Speak At University of Florida

Not only should you be really pumped about the 2009 UF Sports Law Symposium occurring tomorrow at the Levin College of Law, but next week, there will be another great speaker on UF’s main campus.

Who: Former NFL League Executive Dick Maxwell. Mr. Maxwell just got done completing a 36-year NFL career in 2006. He served in several public relations capacities with the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1970’s before heading to New York and a 29-year stay in the League Headquarters located in New York. He retired as NFL Senior Director of Broadcasting. Maxwell has worked 33 Super Bowls and numerous Pro Bowls. He currently is retained by the NFL as a National Game Representative, working about 20 nationally-televised games a season.

What: Speech about Mr. Maxwell’s experience in the NFL, the future of the sports industry and the best way to get your foot in the door of professional football in the NFL.

When: Monday, January 26th, 2009, 4 p.m.

Where: Florida Gym Room 210 (just East of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)

Cost: Free

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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