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Paul Lawrence Of Maximum Sports Management Has Passed Away

On behalf of everyone at Sports Agent Blog, our hearts and prayers go out to Paul Lawrence’s family, co-workers, clients, and friends.  Lawrence reportedly passed away earlier today near his home in Everett, Washington.

Lawrence had been a Contract Advisor at Maximum Sports Management, the agency that represents NFL stars including Larry Fitzgerald, Tracy Porter, Ndamukong Suh, Hines Ward, Greg Jennings, and many other fantastic NFL players.  He was a shooting guard at Seattle University and remained a big part of the city thereafter, even trying to keep the Seattle SuperSonics in his hometown.

I was never very close with Lawrence, but we did happen to exchange Tweets regarding BYU guard Jimmer Fredette just a few days ago.  He absolutely loved the way Fredette crossed someone over.  While I initially took slight offense to Lawrence calling Fredette “the white boy”, how could I stay upset when he responded to me saying, “yea!! The white boy! And he has been killing!!!”

The following message was released by Maximum Sports Management concerning Lawrence’s untimely passing:

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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