Since being drafted in 2008, Earl Bennett has caught 100 balls for a total of 1,278 yard and 5 touchdowns. The former 3rd rounder from Vanderbilt has had moderate success in the NFL, but by this point in career, many people expected him to be gaining more than 561 yards in a regular season, which is what he earned receiving in 2011. His underperformance on the field has not dissuaded Octagon from welcoming him into its family of clients. Bennett has switched from Bus Cook of BC Sports to the strong football division at Octagon. In Week 13 of the 2010 regular season, Bennett amassed 104 yards receiving. Octagon hopes he can mimic that type of performance in 2011.
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.View Archive →