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Report: Josh Luchs Will Have His NFLPA Certification Revoked

According to Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal, Josh Luchs will be losing his NFL Players Associations Contract Advisor license.  Luchs recently had his story of paying college athletes throughout his career revealed by Sports Illustrated writer, George Dohrmann.  The piece called out 30 former college football players who alleged had taken money or another kind of benefit from an agent in the past.  8 players confirmed the accusations.

Luchs has been disciplined by the NFLPA in the past, which probably allowed the NFLPA to take quick action against Luchs following the publication of the SI article, under the NFLPA Regulations Governing Contract Advisors.  As stated a couple of weeks ago, the extraordinary circumstances clause in the Regulations states that when an investigation discloses that the Contract Advisor’s conduct is of such a serious nature as to justify immediately revoking or suspending his Certification, the NFLPA may immediately revoke or suspend his Certification with the filing of a Disciplinary Complaint or thereafter.  The Contract Advisor is then entitled to an expedited appeal of that action.

Will Josh Luchs appeal the revocation of his license to practice as an NFLPA Contract Advisor?

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.