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Bus Cook Speaks At The Tallahassee Quarterback Club

James A. Cook, better known as Bus Cook, has the duty, chore, obligation, privilege to represent Brett Favre as his Contract Advisor.  Cook also represents 23 other active NFL players including, Peria Jerry, Michael Turner, Jay Cutler, Calvin Johnson, and Mercedes Lewis (who had a big game this past weekend, which will be important for future contract talks).

Even with that beautiful roster of clients, Cook’s job is not easy by any stretch of the imagination.  He recently had a client who was cut by a team and then was busted for a substantial amount of marijuana, a client who was in a car wreck and killed his wife who was in the car, and a client who just found out that he is the father of a child who is 10 years old.  He also had to deal with aftermath of Steve McNair’s death, when his mistress, shot and killed him back in 2009.

Last Tuesday, Cook was the featured speaker at the Tallahassee Quarterback Club.  Click here for the interview, which is broken up into two segments.

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.