Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

At home this weekend against The Citadel, away next week against FSU, and then the SEC Championship vs. Alabama.  Can the Florida Gators pull it off and return to the National Championship game?  If so, it will be in my backyard of Miami, Florida.  Dynasty is real happy about Dan Leatherman re-signing with the Nats.  We had a couple of football players try out with an AFL1 team this week.  Check out our new Oklahoma-based model on the Entertainment side of the company.  Studying for Finals has officially begun.  I register for Spring semester classes on Tuesday.  It is hard to believe that I am almost half way through law school.  Here are some links for stories that I missed over the past week:

Sports Business




  • Should we start taking this kind of speak seriously? [Berthelsen predicts lockout in court testimony]
  • About a dozen candidates remain in the search to replace the late Gene Upshaw [NFLPA narrows search for next executive director].

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.

3 replies on “Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up”

It’ll be really interesting to see how the Brandon Jennings experiment works out for Under Armour. If he’s successful (which I think he will be), it could turn out to be a great move for them. That blog/site looks really slick.

Thanks for the good posts this week, very informational. Quick question though – do minor league players really sign 2-year guaranteed contracts? If so, I would hope that in the contract, the monthly salary stipulated is higher for each higher level of A ball that Leatherman reaches. Did he sign what they call a “split” contract or a National Association contract with a side letter? Or just a pure minor league deal? What were some of the provisions that an agent negotiates? Can you share any of these (besides obviously trying to get Leatherman a higher monthly pay)? Good luck with your clients. I am sure you are seeing that repping PBL and AFL1 clients is a good experience but definitely to make a living being an agent, it will be tough. My friend had lunch with an agent who reps 3 NBA clients and he is contemplating going back into real estate. Keep working hard, but be cognizant that some parents might not like an agent who parties hard.

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