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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/29/2011)

Take a second and nominate me (@DarrenHeitner) as a “Rising Star in Media” for the First Annual Untitled Sports Media Awards Project. You can insert as the Nominee URL.  Thanks!

Shabbat Shalom SAB readers.  A new study from Cambridge University states that Ashkenazi Jews (descendants of Jews from Medieval Germany) have an IQ that is 20% higher than the global average.  L’chaims all around for that!  I love this piece on my man (and former Florida Gator), Alex Tyus, regarding his transition to Judaism.  The Huffington Post has an article that highlights some of the best Jewish voices on Twitter.  Can’t say that I follow any of them.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:



  • Feature on Don Meehan and Newport Sports (read about how he came up with the name!), which represents more NHL players than any other company [‘The dealmaker’].

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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.