Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/17/2017)

I hope everyone had a memorable Valentine’s Day. My fiancee was out of town, so we will be celebrating this evening. But isn’t every day truly supposed to be Valentine’s Day when you appreciate each other? Enough of that mushiness. NBA All Star weekend approaches and it’s been a pretty good regular season thus far. Count me in as one of the people who can’t see the Golden State Warriors not winning the championship this year.

This week on Forbes:
(1) How NFL Agents Escaped Paying A 33% Finder’s Fee;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Charles Oakley Can Sue Knicks, Sports Betting In Maryland And Beyond;
(3) NFLPA Issues Fraud Alert For Concussion Settlement Payouts; and
(4) Bud Light Wants To Be Your Friend For The Next 5-10 Years.

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:





Sports Law

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.