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ESPN E:60 Will Focus On Mike Danton’s Strange Relationship With David Frost

I have never focused much on hockey here at Sports Agent Blog (I have left that task to dedicated contributors over the years), but one person I have followed and written about is Mike Danton and his relationship with former agent David Frost.  My most recent post about Danton was published on September 15, 2009.  It included the following notes about the former hockey player:

  • Mike Danton considered his agent, David Frost, as a father figure.
  • Danton was placed in jail for hiring a hitman to kill David Frost.
  • Frost was charged with 12 counts of sexual exploitation.
  • Frost was arrested for using Mike Danton’s credit card to pay a gas bill.
  • Frost was told to stay away from the Phoenix Coyotes training camp and Adam Keefe, who’s brother was once represented by Frost.
  • Danton’s attorney was charged with unauthorized practice of law.
  • Frost was cleared of  the sexual exploitation charges.
  • Prison officials described Danton as a “model inmate” and “an incredible asset.”

Then Danton was granted full parole and claimed that he never actually hired the hitman to kill Frost, but instead wanted the hired assassin to kill his father.  And Frost…he changed his name to Jim McCauley.

ESPN to the rescue.  This Tuesday, May 3 (7 p.m. EST) ESPN E:60 will present “The Mike Danton Story.”  It will include an interview with David Frost (let’s stick with that name instead of McCauley).  This is the first time that Frost has been interviewed by the media about this story in 7 years.

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.