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On To The Next One: Cameron Maybin

Way back when, before Cameron Maybin was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft, Maybin played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) baseball in Cincinnati, Ohio.  One of his teammates back then was  Andy Oliver – yes, the Andy Oliver who was suspended by the NCAA because his advisor, Robert Baratta, had direct communication with the Minnesota Twins while Oliver was playing at Oklahoma State University.

A huge lawsuit ensued, and if you are not familiar with the slew of events, I suggest you read through our posts on the subject.  Oliver eventually settled in exchange for a $750,000 payment.

Long before Oliver filed his lawsuit, he had moved on from Baratta to Scott Boras.  Oliver first found out about Baratta through Cameron Maybin.  Maybin continued to be represented by Baratta through the Andy Oliver affair until recently, when he switched to Brian Goldberg of mgmt one.  Goldberg is the President of mgmt one’s Baseball Division, and represented Ken Griffey, Jr. for his entire 23-year career.

Maybin currently plays for the San Diego Padres.

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.