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Sources Indicate That LeSean McCoy Was Almost A Joel Segal Client

Yesterday, I reported that LeSean “Shady” McCoy was very close to being “on to the next one.”  He fired his agent Drew Rosenhaus only to re-hire him one day later.  After publishing the story, multiple sources have informed me that McCoy was not having second thoughts about Rosenhaus based on Rosenhaus’ culinary preference of Chickie & Pete’s.  Instead, those sources have indicated that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback  Mike Vick made a strong effort to get McCoy to switch to Vick’s agent – Joel Segal of Lagardère Unlimited.

In fact, after McCoy filed his termination letter with the NFLPA, which effectively separated McCoy from Rosenhaus (albeit for roughly 24 hours), the writing seemed to be on the wall that McCoy would end up as a Segal client.  But relentless Rosenhaus did not give up.  He pursued the re-signing of his client and McCoy eventually came back to the self-proclaimed shark.

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.