NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Florida-based sports agent is facing a reduced fine of over $10,000 for representing a pitching prospect from Tennessee before registering as an athlete’s agent with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office.

David Sloane initially had been facing a $50,740 fine for representing Jordan Sheffield and Justus Sheffield. The fine was reduced to $25,740 in November when the counts involving Jordan Sheffield were dropped.

Elizabeth D. Cambron, an administrative judge with the Secretary of State’s office, ruled last week that Sloane should only be fined $10,740.

Sloane, who no longer represents either Sheffield brother, had contended he was originally unaware of the Tennessee state law requiring registration and that he assumed his Florida license would carry over to other states. He eventually registered in Tennessee as well.

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