Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (6/26/09)

The New York Yankees love the Jews.  I am down in South Florida for the weekend.  It is nice to see part of my family…a five hour drive is not the worst thing in the world.  I am turning in a paper for my Business Organizations class on Monday.  The topic: Duties of Sports Agents to Athletes and Statutory Regulation Thereof.  Lots of SPARTA and UAAA discussion involved.  I will post the paper online sometime in the near future.  Our young baseball players have started short season ball, and some of our more experienced guys continue to perform well.  We are still advising some players who were drafted.  Time to enjoy my family and dog, Mushu.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:

Sports Agents



  • Time for agents to get creative. How about some type of running royalties deal with a minimum attached instead of the normal large up-front payment? [Bad Year For NBA Draft Pick Shoe Deals]

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.