Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (10/30/09)

Always a big weekend for Florida football fans, this weekend is the annual Florida/Georgia match-up in Jacksonville, FL.  I will not be heading there for the game or the pre/post game festivities, but I will definitely be watching on TV.  My boys better pick up their play real soon, or I fear they will get knocked off before the close of the season.  If you have not read this piece yet, go read it.  It infuriates me that this type of stuff occurs in my industry.  I thought to myself, what if I did not own this outlet, to project to all of you exactly what went down?  What would I be able to do?  I feel that is a situation that a lot of agents find themselves in when they try to do the right things, but are confronted by the actions of unethical people.  I assume they feel as if they have no other choice than to act the same way, and that’s how the slippery slope works.  Thank G-d for this site.  And thank you all for continuing to read it.  As for the stories I missed this past week:

Sports Business



Also, one last note.  Buffalo Wild Wings is hosting a cool contest.  Register to win a roster spot to play in an exclusive football game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, this spring.  You can register at any Buffalo Wild Wings location through November 8 (no purchase is required). The winners will be selected November 18 and will receive round-trip airfare and hotel accommodation for the February 13 game, among other prizes. The winners will be split into two teams and given celebrity coaches (ESPN’s Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg) and captains (Jerome “The Bus” Bettis and Marshall Faulk).

They also want me to share a coupon with you, which is good until November 1 (yeah, not much time to use it).  You can print this page (there is a button to do that on the top of this post), to use the coupon.


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.