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On To The Next One: Joe Haden

Drew Rosenhaus just lost LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles for the second time in a matter of roughly a month.  But as Rosenhaus loses one great client, he gains another.  Actually, the signing of this former Florida Gator happened a couple of weeks ago.

Rosenhaus is now the agent of Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden.  Haden was previously represented by Malik Shareef, a Washington D.C. attorney who represents athletes through his DSI Sports entity.  Shareef also represents 2011 NFL Draft picks Ryan Williams (#38 overall taken by the Arizona Cardinals) and Rashad Carmichael (#127 overall taken by the Houston Texans).  Shareef’s season got off to a rough start when Ryan Williams went down with a season-ending injury.  The additional loss of Haden must be tough to swallow.

“I guess [Haden] felt like he needed someone bigger to represent him,” said Shareef.  While Shareef is shocked by the switch in representation, he said that he will treat it as a learning experience.

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.

One reply on “On To The Next One: Joe Haden”

This saddens me for a number of reasons. With that type of client list, I’m not sure how Drew can actually make a connection with his players.

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