Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (4/2/2010)

Anyone here getting an iPad tomorrow?  I’d love to hear what you think of the device if you are an early purchaser.  I never tied my hands to Apple in any of their products.  Major League Baseball’s regular season is only a couple of days away.  We still have one player in big league camp, with all of our other guys already knowing where they will be starting their seasons.  I just got finished listening to Michael McDermott (John Travolta’s attorney) talk about his career to date and some interesting stories about representing Mr. Travolta.  Extremely interesting.  I also just found out that I will be published in the Gaming Law Review and Economics, which is very exciting news.  My paper is titled, The Plight of PASPA: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on the Prohibition.  PASPA stands for Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (of 1992).  I actually just read an article the other day that was very interesting to me, especially after writing the paper (click here to read).  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:




Sports Law

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.