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On To The Next One: Michael Bennett [And Peyton Hillis]

Restricted free agent defensive end Michael Bennett has recently changed representation, going from Kennard McGuire of MS World to Miami, Florida-based Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation.  The DE had a very solid 2011 season as a pass rusher and in defending the run.  Bennett, an undrafted player in 2009 coming out of Texas A&M, is only 26-years-old, and will certainly interest many other NFL teams if the Buccaneers do not decide to protect him with the appropriate tender this offseason.

This is a tough loss for McGuire, who also recently lost Peyton Hillis.  The loss of Hillis was reported yesterday by Josina Anderson of  Hillis’ termination letter should not be nearly as much a surprise to McGuire as Bennett’s.  As reported on Sports Agent Blog in the past, Hillis finds quite a few agents to be attractive.  Since becoming an NFL player, he has switched from SportsTrust Advisors to Kelli Masters of KM Sports and then went from Masters to Kennard McGuire (who he most recently fired).  Who will be next in line for the right to represent Peyton?

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.