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On To The Next One: Beanie Wells (Part II)

It feels like just yesterday that Chris “Beanie” Wells donned the scarlet and gray of THE Ohio State University.  It also feels like just yesterday that Wells was signed to DeBartolo Sports.  But back in October 2010, Wells switched from DeBartolo to Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation (RSR).  At the time, it seemed like quite a trend; many players were leaving DeBartolo in favor of RSR.

Fast forward a year and a few months, and Wells is making another change.  He has recently dropped RSR and signed with Sean Howard of Octagon Football.

The former 1st round pick under-performed in his first 2 years in the NFL, but then had almost as many yards in 2011 as he amassed in 2009 and 2010 combined.  2011 could prove to have been very important for Wells, because he was given a chance to get a lot of carries after the Arizona Cardinals’ second round pick, Ryan Williams, ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee, and sat out the entire 2011 season.

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.