Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (10/2/09)

I made it through Yom Kippur this week…barely.  I am known to eat roughly six meals per day, so just imagine how tough it was to fast for twenty-five hours.  The Gators have a bye week, which is perfect timing considering that Tim Tebow left last week’s game with a concussion.  Unfortunately, I know all too well what the aftermath of a head injury entails.  I’ll be celebrating Shabbat tonight and heading to Orlando tomorrow for the day and night.  How about this story…the Dallas Cowboys have a 6’6 315lb DE named Igor Olshansky is a proud Soviet-born Jew and he is quite a mensch.  Here are the other stories I missed throughout the week.



  • Interesting note: Of the top 10 sports advertisers, Sprint had the biggest percent increase in ad spending in the first half of 2009 [Changes made, changes to come].



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.