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On To The Next One: Harry Douglas

File this one under the “a week late” column.  Exactly a week ago, Jason La Canfora of tweeted that Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas changed representation and signed with Todd France.  Douglas was formerly represented by David Rich of Rich Sports Management.  I will say that I like the fact that Rich lists the states he is registered as an agent in (Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, and Michigan), at the very top of his website.  However, he has had at least a week to take down the Harry Douglas player profile.

Douglas played his college ball at the University of Louisville, which Rich lists as a city where his company has an office.  In his third season with the Atlanta Falcons, Douglas has become a bigger part of the Atlanta offense, and may have wanted a better known football agent.  Further, it probably does not hurt that France is based in Atlanta.  Douglas is not yet a superstar, with only 4 receptions in 2 games this season, but many believe that he has the potential to be the recipient of more passes in the near future.

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.