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Leigh Steinberg Speaks About His Troubled Past; Looks Forward To The Future

On October 24, football agent Leigh Steinberg appeared on an episode of Forbes SportsMoney on the YES Network.  Video of the segment is embedded, below.  Michael Ozanian of Forbes begins the piece by engaging in a discussion with Steinberg about addiction to alcohol and how difficult it is to be successful in business with the public knowing about those problems.  Steinberg mentions that many of his clients, including Warren Moon, Troy Aikman, and Steve Young, reached out to help him during his struggles and continue to stay close.  The discussion moves on to professional football in Los Angeles (with Steinberg putting forth his belief that there will definitely be a team in that market), future media rights deals, and a talk about tips for negotiating contracts.

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.