1. Mo-Ped Injury To Cost Roughly $3 Million

    Monta Ellis has been suspended for thirty games without pay for violating Paragraph 12 of the NBA Uniform Player Contract.  It will cost him roughly $3 million of the $66 million contract he just signed...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 88 reads 4 comments

  2. Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

    Want to really appreciate life, at least for a day? Then try to fast from sun-down one day to sun-down the next. Me and my Jewish brethren (including Ryan Braun, Kevin Youkilis, and others) finished accomplishing that feat last night...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  3. Silver Screen Agents: What can you learn?

    We all love seeing agents portrayed on screen. Whether it be representing Hollywood stars to athletes, we draw some, if not all of our assumptions of an agent’s life from these roles...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 336 reads 3 comments

  4. I Just Dropped $2,500

    People always want to know a little bit about the expenses in starting up an agency, and more specifically, what I have gone through to get to where I am today...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 216 reads 3 comments

  5. U.S. Sports Film Festival Announces Complete Schedule Of Events

    Organizers of the inaugural U.S. Sports Film Festival today announced the complete schedule of events that will comprise the four-day event taking place in Philadelphia from Oct. 23-26. In all, the USSFF will have more than 40 screenings...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 770 reads 1 comments

  6. Bringing Back ARPA

    One of the real flaws of traditional agentry is that there is no collegiality to it. Agents are so hyper-critical of each other that they don’t advance it as a profession, because ...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  7. CAA Goes MMA

    You should have seen this one coming for a while. Late 2007, CAA began representing MMA apparel brand, TapouT, which sponsors over one-hundred MMA fighters...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 336 reads 0 comments

  8. Peter Schaffer Lends His Two Cents

    Not every player is interested in going with a mega-agency like CAA or IMG (depending on the sport). Some are just fine with going for a smaller firm that has a proven track record...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 137 reads 0 comments

  9. “Golf's Credit Crunch” Causing Agents to Lose Cash, Sleep

    Rapidly vanishing lines of credit are not only taking their toll on inflated asset prices and the global financial markets in general, but also in the willingness of companies to not only underwrite ...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 870 reads 2 comments

  10. Bad News Out Of Newport News

    Many college football enthusiasts remember former Alabama wide-receiver, Tyrone Prothro, for the disgusting injury he suffered against the Gators (pictured right). Jason Goggins has Prothro in his head permanently for a different reason...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 1,534 reads 3 comments

  11. NBA Atlantic Division Previews

    SportsAgentBlog.com will be involved in blogger previews for the 2008 NBA season. We covered the Miami Heat last year and will do so again this go around. In the meantime, enjoy the Atlantic Division previews...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 139 reads 5 comments

  12. BusinessWeek’s 2008 Power 100

    Around this time last year, when BusinessWeek released its Power 100, documenting the 100 most influential people in the business of sports, I was interested to see various sports agent related names pop up on the list...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 358 reads 1 comments

  13. NFLPA Mandatory Insurance

    The cost of being an agent can take quite a toll for someone looking to get into the industry without a large bankroll behind him/her...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 281 reads 0 comments

  14. Seton Hall Sports & Entertainment Symposium

    What: Symposium: From the Arena to the Streets - The Pressures Placed on Athletes, Entertainers, and Management Where: Seton Hall Law School, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  15. Want A Chad Johnson Jersey?

    Since changing his name legally from Chad Johnson, to Chad Javon Ocho Cinco, Reebok has asked Ocho Cinco to pay for his name change...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 80 reads 0 comments

  16. Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

    Happy New Year (Rosh Hashanah) to all my fellow Jews. Start loading up on the carbs in anticipation of Yom Kippur (by far my least favorite holiday, but actually my favorite at the same time…truly appreciate life)...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  17. Relocating Your Clients

    A large part of being a sports agent is being trusted and accountable.  Your clients will want to know that they can come to you with questions, get honest answers, and that those answers will be presented with their best interests in mind...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 87 reads 0 comments

  18. Representation Of An Etch A Sketch Artist

    Back on February 27th, I wondered if there was a market for representing sports artists.  Coincidentally, that same day, contributor Matthew Allinson announced that only one day earlier, ...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  19. What Is Your Telepresence?

    Dynasty does not have an official office.  In fact, Dynasty’s office is listed as my home address in Hollywood, Florida.  I have not yet decided if the company will ever rent or buy official office space...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  20. Marquette Sports Law Conference

    What: Conference on Professional Sports: Current Issues and Their Future Implications Where: Alumni Memorial Union on Marquette’s campus. Click here for map. When: 9 a.m.-5 p...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  21. Oklahoma City Thunder

    September 3rd was the day that Clay Bennett and many Oklahoma City basketball fans were waiting for. After a Judge trial and much deliberation athletes and fans finally got to find out what the team name will be...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  22. Blood Equity / No Forgotten Legends (NFL)

    There are many players who suffer after their days of playing professional sports are over. The extreme cases come in the form of being paralyzed or having extremely damaged brain tissue (ex: Andre Waters)...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 191 reads 0 comments

  23. Why Not Bowling And Donuts?

    Sarah Talalay, who covers the Business of Sports for the South Florida based Sun Sentinel recently reported that Dunkin’ Donuts has added harness racing to its portfolio of sports promotions...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  24. International Bonuses - Worth It?

    I spent a lot of time preparing for this year’s MLB Amateur Draft and then following all of the news surrounding those selected leading up to the signing deadline of August 15th...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  25. Do Exclusive Sponsors and Marketers of Sporting Events Get Value for Money?

    Definitions of the word "exclusive" include "sole", "complete", "undivided", "full", "inimitable" and "absolute"...

    Darren Heitner Written by Darren Heitner about 6 years ago 1,347 reads 0 comments