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On To The Next One [Again]: LeSean McCoy

It looks like quite the battle is heating up between Ivan Nova of the New York Yankees and LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles.  Obviously, the battle is not on the field of play, as one is a professional baseball player and the other plays in the NFL.

I recently reported that Nova fired SFX, hired Greg Genske of Legacy Sports Group, a couple of days later went back to his old reps at SFX, and then once again hired Greg Genske.  As of writing this post, it is understood that Nova is with Genske.

But move to the side Mr. Nova.  LeSean McCoy is interested in sustaining his presence in On To The Next One posts.  McCoy was [Almost] On To The Next One after he fired Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation and filed the NFLPA paperwork and all to officially terminate his relationship with Rosenhaus.  In fact, rumor had it that McCoy may have been influenced by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback  Mike Vick, who supposedly made a strong effort to get McCoy to switch to Vick’s agent – Joel Segal of Lagardère Unlimited.  It was all for naught because McCoy rescinded his request with the NFLPA and re-signed with Rosenhaus within about 24 hours.

It appears that Rosenhaus has been kicked to the curb once again.  While McCoy has not yet hired new representation, my guess is that he will soon ask Joel Segal to begin negotiating with the Eagles on a new contract.

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.