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On To The Next One: Paris Lenon

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Paris Lenon has switched agents.  The LB was once represented by Jon Persch of Allegiant Athletic Agency (a3) and is now a client of Blake Baratz (The Institute for Athletes).

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“Lenon is a mature, hard working, veteran of the team,” Baratz told Sports Agent Blog.  “He’s the type of player that fits with the mold of how we are growing our business.”  Baratz also told me that he signed Lenon the same way he signs roughly all of his guys – through a trusted referral.

Paris Lenon was signed by the Carolina Panthers after going undrafted in the 2000 NFL Draft.  The former First-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference player (he played at the University of Richmond), even has experience playing in the one year that the XFL existed.  The 34-year-old is still logging heavy NFL minutes and has every intention to continue doing so.

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.