Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (10/23/09)

Driving down to South Florida today.  I will be spending the weekend with my family before traveling back to Gainesville on Monday.  En route to Gainesville, I’ll be stopping off at Barry University School of Law to give a guest speech to their student body.  If you are in Orlando, come stop by.  The discussion will begin at noon.  I am excited to announce that I have accepted an offer from the Dartmouth Law Journal to publish a piece I recently wrote titled, “Duties of Sports Agents to Athletes and Statutory Regulation Thereof.”  Once it is published, I promise to provide a link to everybody on this site.  I am glad to know that my school has the #1 recruiting class in the nation (for baseball).  Everyone thinks about UF has a powerhouse for football and basketball, but we also have a top notch baseball program.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:



Sports Agents

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.