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Terence Newman Calls Out Agent Ben Dogra On Twitter, Then Deletes Tweet

On March 24, NFL cornerback Terence Newman tweeted, “If anyone sees Ben Dogra of CAA, tell him I’d like him to get my deal finalized so if he could call me it would be appreciated.”  Newman has since deleted the tweet, but not before it was captured in a screengrab by Ryan Van Bibber of


It generated quite a buzz, at least throughout the agent community, and is pretty embarrassing for the agent.  It provides competitors a reference when they recruit against Dogra and use the sheer number of players that have signed a Standard Representation Agreement with him as a reason for players to sign elsewhere.

When I last tweeted an update on NFL agencies by number of clients under representation (on February 28), Creative Artists Agency (CAA) was tied with Rosenhaus Sports Representation in the lead with 129 players signed.  Three days earlier, I tweeted that Dogra’s name was the fourth most common NFLPA Contract Advisor listed on Standard Representation Agreements (48).  That information was provided courtesy of

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.