Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/12/2017)

This week, I celebrated two years of being in a relationship with the woman I currently consider my fiancee, who will ultimately become my wife in December. Unfortunately for her, the anniversary fell on the second day of a trial I was litigating, so the festivities have been suspended for this weekend. The NBA Playoffs are pretty intolerable to watch. As a South Florida resident, it is also not easy to watch professional hockey, despite how compelling the game play may be. Can’t it be football season already?

This week on Forbes:
(1) California Sports Agency Sued For Gender Discrimination;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: NBA Agent’s Uber Rides, NCAA Legal Fees, Patriots Trademarks; and
(3) Paddy Power Betfair Pays $48 Million For Daily Fantasy Sports Co

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.