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Scott Boras Loses One, Gains One, In Busy Weekend

Busy weekends is the norm over at Scott Boras Corp. headquarters.  This past weekend was no exception.  Scott Boras has been busy playing with the media concerning Johnny Damon negotiations, but he also had a client fire him and subsequently was hired by a different professional player.

Johnny Damon is not the only Scott Boras Corp. free agent waiting to sign an term sheet with an organization.  Felipe Lopez watched as Orlando Hudson signed a 1-year, $5 million deal with the Minnesota Twins and started wondering when his pay day would come.  No longer interested in playing the waiting game and happily placing the blame on his agent, Lopez fired Boras and picked up Dan Lozano of Beverly Hills Sports Council as his representatives on record.

But Boras also gained a new client.  This one came by way of Hendricks Sports Management, which cannot be having fun defending itself in this pending lawsuit.  The Hendricks Brothers are being sued by Edwin Mejia and Athletes Premier International after Edwin and API lost Cuban defector, Aroldis Chapman, to the Hendricks Brothers.  When Chapman made the switch, many inferred that Hendricks client, Kendry Morales, played a big role in the change of agents.  Interestingly, Morales has now fired the Hendricks Brothers and has signed with Scott Boras Corp.

Is there no allegiance in this business?  Okay, stupid question.

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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