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On To The Next One (Again): Victor Cruz

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has signed with Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has signed with Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

Yesterday, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz received a $2.879 million, 1-year tender.  The amount is the biggest tender for a restricted free agent, but obviously not what the star WR is looking for after outperforming a rookie 3-year, $1.1215 million deal.

Besides thinking about the tender, Cruz was busy securing new representation.  According to Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports, Cruz is now represented by Tom Condon at Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  Condon becomes Cruz’s third agent in as many years.

Victor Cruz was originally represented by Abu Toppin of Reliance Sports Management (RSM).  He left Toppin and signed with Malik Shareef and Rodney Thomas of Dimensional Sports, Inc. (DSI)., while also hiring IMG Worldwide to handle his off-the-field opportunities.  That was almost exactly a year ago.  After a year of representing Cruz and negotiating no contracts for him in that span (which is the way agents make their money), Shareef is left behind for Condon.  Tough business.

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.