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Robert Griffin III And Agent Ben Dogra Threatened By Former Baylor Basketball Player

Richard Khamir Hurd was once a successful basketball walk-on at Baylor University.  He played a full four years for the school.  But he has recently made his name known around the country for his work off the court.  In fact, his actions have led to his being arraigned on federal extortion charges of a man quite popular in his neck of the woods – Robert Griffin III.

Apparently, Hurd threatened to release derogatory information regarding RG III that he had obtained and possessed.  He wanted a “substantial amount of money” and contacted a representative of Griffin that has the initials B.D.  Many have surmised that B.D. stands for Ben Dogra, the agent at Creative Artists Agency who represents Griffin (the #2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft).

Hurd signed a nondisclosure agreement, delivered the information, received a check, and was subsequently arrested by an undercover FBI agent.  Hurd has waived his preliminary hearing on the matter.

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 “Robert Griffin III And Agent Ben Dogra Threatened By Former Baylor Basketball Player”

Its crazy that there are people out there who just try to hurt others because they’re jealous. I’m glad this ended well for RGIII, he so far seems to be a positive impact on the league. I never realized all the things agents must deal with for their clients!

Elizabeth Staub
Tulane University

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