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Golf Agent Brian Newton Resigns From Agency Lagardère Unlimited

Last week, multiple sources stated that golf agent Brian Newton resigned from agency Lagardère Unlimited.  Newton, an industry veteran, had worked for Gaylord Sports Management prior to Lagardère’s acquisition of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company.  Newton went to Georgia Tech, where he played golf and earned four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic honors.

Prior to his exit from Lagardère, Newton’s clients included Nick Watney, Jeff Overton, Arron Oberholser, and Bryce Molder.  As was recently reported on Sports Agent Blog, Jeff Overton has decided to change agencies, going from Lagardère Unlimited to The Legacy Agency.

A spokesperson from Lagardère Unlimited has confirmed that Brian Newton has resigned and is taking a sabbatical from the golf industry.  “He’s been a part of our family for many years, so he has our full support. We wish him all the best and look forward to hearing what the future holds for him.”

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.