Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/14/09)

Off to Tallahassee for the weekend (it is the capital of Florida for you non-Geography majors) and then back to Gainesville to move into a new residence for my final year of law school.  I sent out the initial batch of invitations to potential moderators and panelists for the 2010 UF Sports Law Symposium.  In the invite, no date was specified.  As of right now, the tentative date is Friday, January 29, 2010.  Mark your calendars, but don’t book your flights until the date is confirmed.  For more information about the 2010 Symposium and for an overview of the 2009 Symposium, go to  I designed the site myself.  Also, join the Facebook Fan Page to get updates on the speakers attending, the date confirmation, and other news regarding the future event.  The 2009 Symposium was a huge hit and is still talked about by many in attendance and those who watched the live stream across the globe.  If you are interested in partnership information, don’t hesitate to contact me.  As for stories I missed over the past week:




Sports Business

Sports Agents

Contract Negotiation

  • It still boggles my mind that the NFLPA does not complain THAT MUCH about the Franchise Tag [Quirky Sports Contracts].

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.