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NFL Combine Q&A Regarding Agents Offering Players Money

Over the weekend, Mike Florio of published two questions and answers from the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine that he believed to be particularly humorous.

The following is the second Q&A that caught Florio’s attention:

“Another player was asked why he didn’t sign with one specific agent, with a representative from the NFL team mentioning sarcastically, “Didn’t [unnamed agent] offer you enough money?”

The player said, “He offered enough. It’s just that the other guys offered me more.”

Florio finds humor in the exchange. I personally find it extremely sad and telling about the current style of recruiting college football (not to say that it is any different than recruiting done in the past).

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.