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Charles Lamont Smith’s Story

Verizon has been celebrating the stories of African Americans from the past and present who epitomize dreaming big.  Throughout February (Black History Month), Verizon featured various African Americans, presenting them as heroes.  Last week, Charles Lamont Smith, better known as C. Lamont Smith, was highlighted in the video series.  The video is embedded at the top of this post.

C. Lamont Smith is Founder/President of All Pro Sports and Entertainment (APSE).  In the video, Smith talks a bit about nurturing his clients’ growth as people.  He also states, “If you aspire to greatness in no matter what it is that you do, the money will come.”

Big props to Smith for starting a very successful company.  Now Smith and the rest of the crew at APSE have to figure out a plan that will prevent Drew Rosenhaus from capturing their clients.

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.