On To The Next One: Orson Charles

On February 20, 2012, I caught up with Impact Sports’ 2012 NFL Draft Class.  At the time, Mitch FrankelTony Fleming, and Sean Kiernan listed Travis Benjamin, Zach Brown, Orson Charles, Lavonte David, Jayron Hosley, and Marquis Maze as draft prospect clients.  As of yesterday, Orson Charles moved on from Impact Sports and signed with Joel Segal of Lagardere Unlimited.

Charles, a tight end from the University of Georgia, was named a John Mackey Award Finalist, team offensive captain, and Second Team All-American in 2011.  When I asked Impact Sports for a statement regarding Charles leaving the firm, a representative from the company said, “it’s in the best interests of both parties that this separation occur.  We wished him well and waived the five-day waiting period.”  Lagardere Unlimited chose not to comment on the signing of Charles.

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.