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On To The Next One: Mike Harris

NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor Terry Watson had two players selected in the 2012 NFL Draft – Florida State cornerback Mike Harris (#176 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars) and South Carolina strong safety Antonio Allen (#242 overall to the New York Jets).  Unfortunately for Watson, the higher pick, Harris, has already decided to make a change of agent.

Harris has moved on and signed with Joe Linta and Tom Kleine of JL Sports.  Linta also had represented two players selected in the draft – Delaware guard Gino Gradkowski (#98 overall to the Baltimore Ravens) and Western Oregon center Jason Slowey (#199 overall to the San Francisco 49ers).

I just read that Harris ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds.  Maybe he is not known for his speed on the field.  He is now temporarily known for his speed in changing agents.

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.