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On To The Next One: Brandon Spikes

This one was rumored about for quite some time.  Now it is official.  Former Florida Gators and current New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has left Terry Watson of Watson Sports Agency and signed with Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation.

On June 10, 2011, when I reported that Greg Little switched from Octagon to Rosenhaus, I suggested that nobody should be surprised if we soon find out that Spikes switches to Rosenhaus.  Apparently Spikes had been making wild monetary demands to his former agent, Watson.

It has been a rough offseason for Watson, who also lost former client Allen Bailey to Rosenhaus just one month ago.  Bailey was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the #86 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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.