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On To The Next One: Craig Robertson

Cleveland Browns linebacker Craig Robertson (53) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) as Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Billy Winn (90) closes in during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Browns linebacker Craig Robertson sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the first game of the 2013 NFL regular season. Photo Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Former North Texas and current Cleveland Brows linebacker Craig Robertson has changed agencies.  Robertson was formerly represented by Vincent Calo of THE GAME Sports Management & Media, LLC.  He is now represented by Jonathan Perzley and Brian Mackler of Sportstars, Inc.

Robertson was one of five NFL clients listed on THE GAME Sports Management & Media’s website.  Others are John Hughes, Ben Garland, Kenny Stafford and James Nelson.  The best of the pack was likely Robertson, who put together an impressive preseason and was praised by Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton roughly a month ago.  “I think I classified him as the old Ronnie Lott, in the old days meaning the big strong safety,” said Horton in reference to Robertson.  “He would be a strong safety in the old days.  Now he is an inside ‘backer that can run as a three-down player.  It’s just a space game now.  It’s basketball.  It spreads you out and creates space matchups.  He is gifted, very sharp memory, very smart and he understands football and has the ability to change direction.”

That gifted, smart linebacker is now a Sportstars client.  In a comment to Sports Agent Blog, Perzley said he thinks Robertson may be one of the best young cover middle-linebackers in the NFL.

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.