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Football Agent Martin Fischman Scores Early Signing With Southeast Louisiana CB Todd Washington

It is signing season.  Well, it is just the early stages of signing season, when upperclassmen who have no opportunity to play in a Bowl Game will begin to make their agent selection decisions.  A few signings have been trickling in as of late, with perhaps the most notable one being made by an individual who used to work with me when I ran Dynasty Athlete Representation (a now-defunct sports agency).

NFLPA Contract Advisor Martin Fischman has notified Sports Agent Blog that he has signed cornerback Todd Washington from Southeast Louisiana.  The small school 5’11 cornerback was named to the 2013 preseason All-Southland Conference Second Team and was one-of-eleven Southeast Louisiana to earn an All-Southland Honorable Mention selection at the end of the season.  Washington helped lead his team to its first ever Southland Conference championship. ranks Washington as the No. 34 best cornerback available in the 2014 NFL Draft and Steve Shoup of gives Washington the No. 30 position on his ranking.

Martin Fischman is a New Orleans, Louisiana-based football agent at Pro Sports, Inc., which was founded in 1963 and claims to be the longest active NFL Representation Firm.  Its managing partner is Harry Henderson, who like Fischman is an attorney in Louisiana.

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.