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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/3/2011)

It was not easy for me to write and publish “My Jerry Maguire-esque Moment?“, but it felt damn good and I am so very appreciative of the comments on the post, the emails I have received, and the tweets sent in my direction in response.   All of your support means a lot to me.  I hope that I live up to all of your expectations.  At the end of next week, I will be in New Orleans serving as an arbitrator at The 5th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition.  Professor Gabe Feldman and his students put on a tremendous event, and I am always honored when I receive the invitation to participate.  My birthday is next Thursday.  Turning 27-years-young.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:




Sports Law

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.

2 replies on “Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/3/2011)”

You may not a be “sports agent” any more but it appears you are more professional than ever.  I saw this a while back when you participated in a local sports law symposium in the New York area.   I hope that as an attorney, as opposed to a “sports agent” you advocate even more zealously on behalf of the student athlete.  NLI, NCAA, etc are strangleholds on the student athlete.  You obviously are accutely aware of this and now you are in a position to argue and defend the student athlete position more than ever.  You do this thorugh your blog.  (I am a subsriber)   You should take it to the next level.  Lobbying on behalf of the student athlete, as well as representing, on an individual basis, the rights of student athletes.  You are surely an example of an individual who is in this industry not for the money but for the principles of constitutional protection of student athletes (why should they be the “exception” to constitutional safeguards afforded to the rest of society).  Good luck and I look forward to seeing your lobbying activities at the state and federal level.

Chris  ([email protected]

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