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Talking Ethics In Response To SI Article

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being featured on the popular mens site, Guyism, in a response of sorts to the Sports Illustrated article published earlier this week.  The title of the piece is Sports agent talks ethics in response to SI article.  I have also been featured on a few radio shows as of late, which I hope to be able to post sometime in the near future.  Here is a blurb from the Guyism piece:

Athletes will continue to ask for money and agents will continue to provide it. If I become one of those agents, I will put myself at risk of jail time, huge fines, but worst of all, I would not be able to live with my actions. Instead, I will use my openness and knowledge of the law, negotiations, and marketing to benefit my clients and seek new clientele. There are also plenty of athletes who understand the value of having a professional work on their behalf instead of someone who is a pro at giving hand-me-outs.

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.