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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/8/2013)

CAA football agent Jimmy Sexton’s comments concerning client Nick Saban has caused quite a stir in the college football community.

I’m in Jamaica with very little internet access, but a lot of sunshine.  In fact, I will be somewhat surprised if this wrap-up even gets published.  As they say here in Montego Bay, “No problems; ya mon!”  Anyway, the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito hoopla seems to be getting more interesting by the day.  I see that sports lawyer David Cornwell has been retained by Martin.  That should make things even more exciting.  This week on FORBES: (1) Jerky Company Relies On Association With Vernon Davis And Other Athletes For Growth; (2) Jay Farber – Poker Player And Next WSOP 2013 Moneymaker?; and (3) American Express And NBA Partnership Shifts Focus To Off The Court Digital Destination.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



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.