Performance Analysis

Stem Cells

I am in my senior year of undergraduate college and I have recently started research on my senior thesis topic.  I am not exactly sure what the paper will be titled, but I know that I want to focus on the stem cell debate in Congress and how it has affected the Republican party/how the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research has shaped the debate.

Anyway, I found it interesting to glance over at one day and see that stem cells may be entering the sports arena sooner than you or I may think [Stem cells could be next generation of sports doping].  Might we see Julio Franco still playing in the big leagues at the ripe age of 68?  He may do that without the help of stem cells.  In all seriousness, the ESPN article does make it seem that the introduction of stem cells in the sports world could truly give a competitive advantage to those players that choose to apply the technology.  If allowed by sports officials, would you let your client use stem cells?  If not allowed, but unable to be tested for, how would you respond?

Remember that you have a fiduciary duty to protect your clients’ best interests.  In that case, do you take a chance with the introduction of stem cells or let your clients fall behind competitively while others take advantage of the technology?

[tags]stem cells, sports agents, fiduciary duty, doping, anti doping[/tags]

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.

One reply on “Stem Cells”

[…] On September 14th of last year, I declared my intention to write a senior thesis on how stem cells have changed the Republican Party [Stem Cells]. Six months later, I am almost done with the thesis, which is titled, The Stem Cell Divide: How Embryonic Stem Cell Research Altered the Republican Party. I will definitely post the paper in its entirety once a final copy is established, but today, I would rather discuss a very interesting development that I have come across in my stem cell research. […]

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