Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/22/09)

I am back up in lovely Gainesville, FL.  No matter if you are in Miami, Gainesville, or anywhere else in the state, you better get used to summer weather.  Blistering heat until 2-3 p.m., then at least a couple of hours of thunderstorms.  Such is life.  I am back to taking classes and working very hard on our current clients, plus our prospects in both baseball and basketball.  Last week I went to open tryouts for the new Lingerie Football League.  It was fun to watch and definitely is an interesting concept with a novel compensation structure for its players.  Hey, if it grows to be large enough, perhaps some of the hard hitting ladies will need some good representation.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:



Sports Business

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.