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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (3/18/2011)

Barak Netanya wishes you a Happy Purim.  I am up in Atlanta, Georgia for the day, speaking to the student body at Emory University.  I absolutely love this time of the year.  I do not think there is a sport event as engaging as the NCAA Tournament.  And the icing on the cake is that my Florida Gators looked really good last night.  I don’t have them in my Final Four, but would be more than happy for my bracket to bust if it meant that the Gators make it to Houston.  I just finished up another lengthy article.  This one is co-authored and is focused on the October 2010 Amended MLBPA Agent Regulations.  It was also just accepted for publication in the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.  Thanks to the excellent members of the board at Virginia and Harvard; I am thrilled to be a part of your Journals this Spring.  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.