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Tyrann Mathieu Signs With CAA

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has signed with Creative Artist Agency’s football division.  Mathieu played his college ball at LSU prior to being a third round pick (No. 69 overall) by the Cardinals.  He has rebounded well from a scrutinized college career that included Mathieu being kicked off the LSU team for violating team rules.

Mathieu was formerly represented by football agent Pat Lawlor, but decided to move on to new representation on July 16.

“Before Patrick let me go (Patrick and I) had no issues whatsoever,” Lawlor said to Josh Weinfuss of “Tyrann, same thing. Not one thing. Not one argument. Not one issue came up. It’s likely other agents are in his face, just constantly pounding. He’s a high-profile player. That’s the nature of the game.”

The Patrick that “let Lawlor go” is Patrick Peterson, who is also on the Arizona Cardinals and recently signed a 5-year, $70 million extension along with an agreement to endorse Under Armour.

Mathieu is also represented by EAG Sports Management for off-field matters including marketing and public relations.

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.