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U.S. Congress To Host Roundtable Discussion On College Sports Scandals

On November 1, 2011, a group of individuals who are tied to college sports in a variety of ways will converge in Washington D.C. to participate in a roundtable discussion titled, Hypocrisy or Hype?  The Impacts of Back-Room Deals, Payoffs, and Scandals in American Collegiate Student Athletics.

The roundtable has been put together by U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush, a Democrat who represents the First District, Illinois.  Rush has assigned sports writer, author, and six-time Emmy Award winning television reporter Jeremy Schaap as the moderator of the event.  The other participants are as follows:

The event will take place at the Congressional Visitors Center at the US Capitol building.  Members of Congress and their staffs are expected to be in attendance.

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.