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Osi Umenyiora Signs with Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency

In the beginning of June, I reported that New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora parted ways with his agent Tony Agnone of Eastern Athletic Services.  Umenyiora only had to wait five days from the date that he left Agnone to hire a new agent, but did not decide on new representation until last week, when he hired Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

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When Umenyiora moved on from Agnone, he said the following:

“Fired is too harsh a word.  I just came to the conclusion that this situation I don’t think [Tony Agnone] can help me with.  I have no agent currently, and I’m not really looking for one.”

The fact that there was no immediacy to hire a new agent helps support Umenyiora’s claim that he was “not really looking for a new one.”  But he must also think that Condon and co. can handle his “situation” better than his former agent.  Agnone and Condon are both alumni of the University of Baltimore School of Law.  Agnone graduated 3 years prior to Condon.

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.