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On To The Next One: Dez Bryant

Remember when Dez Bryant was ruled ineligible to play football for Oklahoma State University after lying to the NCAA about going to Deion Sanders’ house and training at his facility?  Back then, in 2009, Bryant had a strong relationship with Sanders.  It was also a well known fact that Sanders had a very close relationship with sports agent Eugene Parker of Maximum Sports Management.  No one was surprised when Bryant eventually made it clear that he was signing with Parker and Maximum Sports Management to represent him in the NFL Draft.

Bryant was selected by the Dallas Cowboys as the #24 overall pick in 2010.  The Cowboys signed him to a five year contract worth up to $11.8 million, including $8.5 million guaranteed.  With many years left in his rookie contract, Bryant has fired Parker and signed with Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation.

Rosenhaus just seems to have a knack for scooping up players prior to them signing their second contracts (where the real money starts to be made).  Don’t be surprised if you start to hear about negotiations between Bryant and the Cowboys regarding the renegotiation of Bryant’s rookie 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.