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Baseball Agent Dick Robinson Passed Away At The Age Of 71

Unfortunately, I have some sad news to start off the day.  Last night, it was reported that baseball agent Dick Robinson died at the age of 71.  Robinson had suffered a head injury on Saturday, July 30, 2011, when he went over the handlebars while riding his bicycle.  He had been wearing his helmet, but it was not enough to save his life.

Robinson started off as a recruiter for Barry Meister of Meister Sports Management and focused on recruiting talented baseball players in Kentucky and Tennessee.  He became a mentor and agent to many of the players he helped recruit for Meister’s company.

Besides representing professional baseball players, Robinson produced a popular Lexington, Kentucky based radio show titled, “The Joe B. and Denny Show,” taught Sports Management classes at Midway College, and was very involved in Kentucky politics.  At one point in his life he was also a basketball coach at Oakland University in Michigan, an insurance salesman, and a Major League Baseball scout for the Montreal Expos.

May Dick Robinson rest in peace.

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.