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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

I am almost recovered from Las Vegas. I know that what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay there, but I do not like to live by the rules. If we are Facebook friends, make sure to check out some of the pictures. A couple of bachelor parties and business deals later, I am now struggling to get back on track with my law school classes and sports news reading. Good news is that I found out my first semester grades and I am happy to say that I will retain my scholarship. Anyway, here are the myriad of links that I was not able to get to this past week:

  • Over 75 million people call themselves fans and it makes more than $380 million yearly in revenue, but NASCAR still has major issues with race intolerance that it may have to quickly confront if it wishes to continue to grow [Nascar’s Race Problem].
  • The Cleveland Indians organization hired IMG to find a new naming rights partner for its stadium. They found a new sponsor, but IMG played absolutely no rule in the acquisition [Indians get Progressive].
  • Successful and sexy tennis star, Ana Ivanovic, has only one thing in common with contributor and my partner at Dynasty Athlete Representation, Matthew Vuckovich: they are both Serbian. Anyway, she just signed a 4-year deal with Yonex tennis rackets that could be worth more than $10 million based on ranking bonuses [Ana Ivanovic (My Favorite) Signs With Yonex].
  • So far in this young NBA season, Kevin Garnett is the top selling jersey and the Boston Celtics have had more jerseys sold than any other team [Kevin Garnett Tops NBA Jersey Sales].
  • The guy who runs a site called Tailgating Ideas is pretty pissed off about his inability to tailgate at the Super Bowl and wants you to sign his petition to lift the ban [Help Restore Super Bowl Tailgating].
  • Joe Favorito has some tips for those of you looking to break into the sports business [Gettin A Job…].
  • Dunkin’ Donuts and Bank of America are looking to entrench their brands in the world of sports [Teaming up with sports].
  • A backup DE for the NY Giants just received a $30 million in a 5-year contract extension. He put up very impressive numbers this year, and you have to hand his agent some props on a timely negotiation [Giants agree with DE Tuck on $30 million extension].
  • Matt Holiday went from making $4.4 million last year to $9.5 million this year and $13.5 million the year after [Holliday avoids arbitration, agrees for two years, $23 million].

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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.

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