Fantasy Sports Sports Law

MLB Wants Your $$$

Shame on you MLB
Cover up your face MLB…you should be ashamed of yourself…

Check out an interesting post over at the Sports Law Blog on: Can Player Statistics Be “Owned”?

Apparently the MLB believes that since it has won lawsuit after lawsuit in the past to retain its anti-trust exemption, it can do whatever the hell it wants…charging companies to use player stats. The current case deals with Fantasy Baseball sites using player stats. While I am 99.9% sure that the MLB will not win this case, if the MLB were to win, Sports Agents would have to cough up quite a lot of money to build stats sheets on their clients and recruits. Quite a thought.

[tags]MLB, Fantasy Baseball, stats, sports, law[/tags]

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.