Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/13/2018)

Let’s see what happened this past week. We had the news of the 4 major players associations deciding that they were going to break silence on their position concerning sports betting. They want a seat at the table when it comes to discussions over how players’ image rights will be used, which means they want some money in exchange for use of names and likenesses. The Marlins continue to post deplorable numbers for home game attendance. On Wednesday, the team had its lowest turnout ever at 6,150 and that was against a red hot Mets team. The 76ers decided to unveil a new logo with a chopped up snake and hopefully that snake catches fire when the Sixers come down to Miami to take on the Heat in the first round of the Playoffs. I’m off to Washington D.C. early next week for a grievance hearing and then Las Vegas later in the week and through the weekend. Shabbat Shalom!

On Forbes:
(1) Chicago Cubs Enter Into Extensive Partnership With Gallagher Insurance;
(2) Derrius Guice Switches Sports Agencies, Signing With Lil Wayne’s Group;
(3) Robert Williams Will Stay In NBA Draft, Hiring Young Up-And-Coming Agents

On Inc.:
(1) What Golden Tate Is Working on off the Football Field;
(2) HP Knows Esports Is an Area It Will Continue to Invest in for Quite a While;
(3) Why SAP is Breaking into Esports with Team Liquid Partnership;
(4) 8 Ivy League Colleges Join Together to Form Ivy Esports Conference;
(5) Ron Berkowitz Says the Key in PR Is to Have Confidence and the Ability to Make Connections

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.