NFL Players

Calvin Ridley Has New Representation: David Mulugheta

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who is suspended for the 2022 NFL season after being found to have gambled on games in 2021, has made a change in representation. Ridley was previously represented by SportsTrust Advisors, going back to when he was selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. However, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida native has recently switched to David Mulugheta of Athletes First.

Mulugheta has quickly risen up the ranks in terms of the number of NFL players he is representing. In the most recent list that I tweeted out, he was ranked fourth among all NFL agents, with fifty-six NFL players including Mulugheta as their agent on their Standard Representation Agreements. The only agents with more clients are Drew Rosenhaus, Jimmy Sexton, and Joel Segal.

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.