Headline Sports Law

Florida Coastal 2010 Sports Law Panel

What: Panel: Exploitation of the Student-Athlete? Evaluating Bloom, Oliver, O’Bannon and Keller

When: Friday, April 16 (9:30 a.m.)

Where: Florida Coastal School of Law, Room 250 (map)

Over the past decade, technological advancements across all platforms have resulted in unprecedented dilemmas for the world of college athletics, including student-athletes not being compensated for the commercial use of their likenesses. National experts with involvement in high profile litigation on behalf of student-athletes will discuss their experiences, the NCAA amateurism rules regarding use of agents, as well as other landmark developments.

Moderator: Michael Huyghue, Commissioner of the United Football League


  • Rick Johnson, Attorney and Counselor at Law (Cleveland, OH)
  • Jon King, Partner, Hausfeld LLP (San Francisco, CA)
  • Amy McCormick, Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law (East Lansing, MI)
  • Robert McCormick, Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law (East Lansing, MI)

For more information, contact Professor Karcher, Director for the Center for Law and Sports, at (904) 680-7743 or [email protected].

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.