Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (4/30/2010)

Woohoo!  As of 3:43 p.m. yesterday, I was officially done with law school.  Technically, I am not a law school graduate until May 14, but as long as I don’t have to step foot into the Levin College of Law’s library for the next couple of weeks, I’ll take it!  The next two weeks will be nice, but then it will be time to buckle down again and start preparing for the two-day Florida Bar Exam, which is offered at the very end of July.  Only a little over a month until the MLB First-Year Player Draft.  We are deep into preparations on the guys that are being advised by Dynasty.  All of you who dream of Ari Gold venturing into sports may soon get your wish.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:




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.

7 replies on “Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (4/30/2010)”

I’m going to disagree with Darren Lovell, the author of that article, at least in one aspect. He has the networks as number two in the losers. However, the ratings were up significantly for the draft moving to prime time from last year.

According to the Associated Press:
NEW YORK — The overnight ratings for the first NFL draft in prime time were up 30 percent from last year.

Doesn’t sound like much of a loss to me. His argument however is that the draft was boring because the majority of the players drafted were not skill players, big deal. I watched the draft, and I love it. I would have to say though, that the players being selected, at least in the first round are not even a surprise, considering the camera shows the player on the phone, celebrating right before the pick is announced.

Doug V.

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