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United Football League Draft Tonight

I truthfully didn’t even realize it until I saw a conspicuous message on my friend’s Facebook wall, leading me to inquire about its meaning.  And then I became aware that today is the United Football League’s Player Draft.  So much for have a strong publicity effort.  I find it amazing that I only first heard about it today and that no one in my “circle” has even talked about it.  I don’t have a bustling football representation practice, but I’m surprised that there has been absolutely no buzz.

Anyway, selections will begin at 7 p.m. EST.  While the NFL has its picks announced live on ESPN and NFL Network, the UFL will settle on posting them on its website and on the league’s growing social networking presence on Twitter and Facebook (their words, not mine).

The draft will last for 12 rounds, but there are only 5 teams making selections, so if you want to compare it to the NFL for time purposes, it’s like 2 rounds of the NFL’s draft without the drawing out by major cable channels.  If every team uses up its max allotted time per round, the longest it can run is 3 hours and 20 minutes.

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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