Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (12/4/09)

This post is coming to you live from the 2009 Princeton Sports Symposium.  The panel that I will be speaking on is starting in half an hour, so if you are at the symposium, I hope to see you in Room 008.  Ask me a question about and I’ll let you write a future post about any topic you want on this blog.  The PBA Tour is in the heat of the season and Dynasty’s clients are dominating the competition, as usual.  Pete Parise and Roberto Feliciano have been busy preparing for their 2010 campaigns while they play for Ponce in the Puerto Rico Baseball League.  I am still recuperating from my Thanksgiving festivities, but I am very happy and thankful to be amongst the amazing people here at Princeton.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:



Sports Agents

  • This writer seems to think that without a union, track and field athletes are unprotected from sports agents’ actions [The Ugly Side Of Sports]

Sports Business

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.