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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/3/2010)

Between signing new clients, continuing to get settled in my new apartment in Ft. Lauderdale, providing new (hopefully quality) posts to this website, promoting the hell out of my guys (Clint Robinson up for Triple Crown winner in the Texas League!), doing some Trademark & Family Law work, and much more – this has been a very busy week.  But busy is always better than boring.  The University of Florida kicks off its 2010 season on Saturday.  I experienced it in person for the past seven years.  That is no longer the case.  I will be back up for the LSU game, though, so if you plan on being in Gainesville for that game, make sure to hit me up.  To my Jews, Happy New Year next week.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:



Sports Law

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.

4 replies on “Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/3/2010)”


Are you certified in baseball or football yet as an advisor/agent? If not, what do other agents think of them using your opinions in these articles?

Don’t have plans on becoming certified in football yet, and baseball certification is coming soon. Still don’t understand your question, though. How would I know what other agents think of (them = who?) using my opinions?

How are you being certified? I am not sure the Royals will protect Clint. I believe only two position players were taken in the Rule 5 draft last year. It is mostly arms that teams look at. Scouts are not sure if Clint sticks at 1st and a DH is not really a Rule 5 kinda guy. Would the Royals use a 40 man spot on a DH spot? Would they protect another 1B with Hosmer in the shadows? Not trying to be pessimistic, just what I think. I really hope you are certified. And them = the ESPN article you linked. If I were another agent and I seen media looking for quotes about the “agent perspective”, I would want someone who has been certified to be the one they seek out.

Well when you become a member of the media, I won’t be expecting any calls from you. Clint will most likely not be available in the Rule 5 draft, and if he is, he will most certainly be taken. You are always entitled to your opinion here, though.

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