Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/5/2010)

It has been a very busy week.  After concluding the 2010 UF Sports Law Symposium, it was time to take a day off and relax a bit.  Then right back to work.  Pete Parise is over in Venezuela representing Puerto Rico in the Serie del Caribe 2010, also known as the Caribbean World Series.  He continues to pitch extremely well in important situations.  Brandon Brown was not enjoying his move to BC Suduva (in Lithuania), so yesterday we found him a new home in Poland with Kotwica Kolobrzeg SA.  We are in talks to add a big name women’s MMA fighter to our client roster and also have been in discussions with a producer who is interested in licensing Buster Douglas’ likeness (in addition to other things) for a potential movie.  South Florida has been a blast, and the parties are not yet over.  How about UF’s recruiting class?  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:



  • Arn Tellem is not fond of trade-demand fines [A Fine Mess].



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.