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On To The Next One: Jemile Weeks

Oakland Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks has switched representation, going from Williams & Connolly (Washington D.C.-based law firm) to Casey Close of Excel Sports Management.

Weeks was a Williams & Connolly client when he was selected by the A’s with the 12th overall pick in the 2008 MLB Draft.  He played his college ball at the University of Miami.

Rickie Weeks, Jemile’s older brother, was also once represented by Williams & Connolly.  The elder Weeks switched to Greg Genske of newly created The Legacy Agency (aka TLA).  I wonder why the brothers have decided to choose different agents and whether they will remain with different agencies for the remainder of their careers.

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.