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On To The Next One: Dwight Freeney

Another former Gary Wichard client has found himself a new agent.  Wichard, a former NFLPA Contract Advisor, passed away almost exactly a year ago.  Since his passing, Wichard’s clients at Pro Tect Management have slowly been making the change to new agents.

The most recent NFL player to sign with a new agent is Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney.  Freeney signed with Creative Artists Agency, a popular destination for players who were formerly with Wichard.  The defensive end’s name has recently surfaced regarding possible trades.  He has one more year on his current contract.

Other former Wichard clients who have signed new representation agreements include, Calais Campbell (Creative Artists Agency), Antonio Cromartie (Creative Artists Agency), Jimmy Clausen (Athletes First), and Jamaal Anderson (Lagardère Unlimited), and Terrell Suggs (Lagardère Unlimited).

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.