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NFLPA Issues Alert About Man Posing As Certified Contract Advisor

The NFLPA's alert sent to all certified Contract Advisors.
The NFLPA’s alert sent to all certified Contract Advisors.

On Friday, Jack Lyons of the NFL Players Association sent an email to all certified NFLPA Contract Advisors to inform them about an individual posing as being certified and contacting professional players.  Recipients of the email were encouraged to advise their clients that they should immediately notify the NFLPA should they be contacted by this non-certified individual named Amadou Tall.

The NFLPA alert states that Tall claimed to be operating a business called Invictus Executive Management Services LLC and had been advertising his services as a contract advisor and financial planner to NFL players.  The letter, which is a full page in length (and embedded below), basically informs Contract Advisors that Tall is not certified to provide such services.  The point is really hammered home.

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.