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On To The Next One: Brandon Thompson

Former Clemson defensive tackle Brandon Thompson is on to the next one after firing Hadley Engelhard of Enter-Sports Management.  The #93 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals has signed with Michael Perrett, who is Vice President of Football at SportsTrust Advisors.  The signing has been confirmed by Kevin McGuire, Vice President – Marketing at SportsTrust.

The addition of Thompson only strengthens an already powerful 2012 NFL Draft class for the team at SportsTrust Advisors.  On Draft Day, the company had 10 clients selected, including 2 in the 1st round.  On the other hand, Engelhard’s loss wipes out half of his Draft class.  However, his other client that was selected is defensive end Andre Branch, who also happens to be a product of Clemson.  Branch was selected #38 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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.