Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/12/2010)

My 25th birthday (this past Tuesday) was a wild and crazy time.  As I get older, I hope that I never lose my fun side.  Work hard, play hard.  I will be in Gainesville this weekend, but next weekend, I will be down in Ft. Lauderdale to speak at the 2010 Nova Southeastern Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium.  I found out that the moderator of my panel is a founding father of the UF chapter of my fraternity…small world.  I also happened to run into another panelist at Leigh Steinberg’s party last Saturday.  Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the upcoming panel.  Pete Parise is back in the U.S. and has reported to Jupiter earlier than pitchers and catchers are required to show up.  I will be visiting him on my way down to Ft. Lauderdale.  Valentines Day is coming up.  Anyone doing anything special for their loved ones?  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:



Sports Business

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.