Sports Agents

Distinction Agency Signs A Couple Florida Gators For NIL Representation

Miami, Florida-based Distinction Agency, co-founded by CEO Alexander Onaindia, has signed two University of Florida athletes for name, image, and likeness (NIL) representation. The athletes are six-time NCAA All-American gymnast Nya Reed and defensive back Mordecai McDaniel.

Both Reed and McDaniel signed exclusive representation agreements with Distinction Agency.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to work with Nya and Mordecai,” said Onaindia. “Our agency has been selectively signing NCAA athletes to ensure we are working with the right student athletes who demonstrate excellence in their sports, the classroom and their local community. Nya and Mordecai are fantastic additions to Distinction and we are eager to get to work.”

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.