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Football Agents C. Lamont Smith, Peter Schaffer, and JR Rickert Embroiled in Legal Dispute

I had a new article published in Forbes yesterday concerning the pending legal battle that has All Pro Sports & Entertainment Inc. and its founder C. Lamont Smith on one side and Peter Schaffer, JR Rickert, and their new company Authentic Athletix on the other side.

[Link: Forbes – Legal Battle Between Denver-based Sports Agents Includes Big Commissions and Large Expenditures]

The article contains a synopsis of the main documents filed in the ongoing litigation, along with a recent ruling by the court and quotes from Smith and Schaffer.  The final paragraph of the article is as follows:

Peter Schaffer has begun paying monies to the court appointed receivership.  Schaffer reiterates that his business is flourishing, but does not appear to have much confidence in APSE’s ability to stay afloat.  Schaffer notes that of the sixty clients that he and Smith shared at APSE, a whopping fifty-four of them left with him when he formed Authentic Athletix, LLC.  ”I have revenue coming in from my other clients, so I’m fine,” said Schaffer.  ”Theft, taking money, inequitable distribution, and mismanagement are the reasons why APSE is out of money and why it owes $1,000,000 in credit.”

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.

One reply on “Football Agents C. Lamont Smith, Peter Schaffer, and JR Rickert Embroiled in Legal Dispute”

I have met Peter Schaffer, and he’s pretty shady. He’s paying money back to the court because they ruled on C. Lamont’s Smith behalf.

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