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NFLPA Contract Advisor Ken Sarnoff Departs From Lagardère Unlimited

Earlier this year, when Lagardère Unlimited acquired Scottsdale, Arizona-based Gaylord Sports Management Group, it inherited a golf division, baseball division, and football division.  That football division was run by NFLPA Contract Advisor Ken Sarnoff.  Almost immediately, the Gaylord Sports association was dropped and Sarnoff became a part of the Lagardère team, working in a football division that had been managed by long-time NFLPA Contract Advisor Joel Segal.

If you take a look at the 2012 NFL Draft Rounds 1-7 Picks (Player/Agent) list, you will notice that Sarnoff’s name is not attached to Lagardère Unlimited.  That is because Sarnoff is no longer with the company.  Sarnoff is departing Lagardère Unlimited with Sam Renaut, who had served as Football Marketing Coordinator, Director of Recruiting and Player Development with the company.

Sarnoff had two clients selected in the 2012 NFL Draft:

  • #74 overall (3rd round) selection by Kansas City – Donald Stephenson (T – Oklahoma)
  • #186 overall (6th round) selection by Dallas – James Hanna (TE – Oklahoma)

At this point in time, I have nothing to report regarding Sarnoff’s future plans.  As soon as I get word, I will be sure to report it.

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.