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On To The Next One: Andrew Brunette

In May I wrote that Todd Reynolds will not be representing any homosexual hockey players after his outlandish Tweets regarding Sean Avery’s support of same-gender marriage.  Reynolds, the Vice President of Uptown Sports Management, sad that it was very sad for him to read Avery’s “misguided support of same-gender ‘marriage.'”  In the same Tweet, Reynolds said, “Legal or not, it will always be wrong.”

It turns out that Reynolds’ statements have not only put him in the doghouse with regards to homosexuals, but also at least one of his now former clients.  Yesterday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Andrew Brunette fired Reynolds and Uptown Sports Management due to the whole Avery fiasco.  Brunette his hired Don Baizley, an attorney at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, as his new agent.

Brunette signed a 3-year, $7 million deal with the Minnesota Wild in 2008.  As Russo notes in his Tweet, Brunette is a potential free agent.  Rough time for an agent to lose his millionaire client.

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.

One reply on “On To The Next One: Andrew Brunette”

Just another agent trying to voice his views in a public forum….and failing!  Really? it’s 2011, not 1987…..times and society is changed.  I’d like this to be a huge chink in the armor of this guy…..

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