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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/3/2012)

The Olympics have been an absolute joy to watch, even if it is tape delayed.  How about this story about a French swimmer getting a tattoo in Hebrew that translates to: “I am nothing without them.”  And what about Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram of Israel knocking off Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, who won the gold medal in doubles at the Beijing Games?   Israel is hoping to earn a spot in the World Baseball Classic, and the team is looking to raise $4.4 million.  Here are my articles this week: 1) What Do Professional Athletes Have To Gain From Participating In The London Olympics?; 2) Why Most NFL Teams And The NFLPA Have Escaped Being Named Defendants In NFL Concussion Litigation; and 3) The Company Behind Electric Blue Tape Worn By Athletes At The London Olympics.  And now for some stories I failed to cover this past week:


  • What if baseball teams spent the money they saved in this year’s Draft on their Minor League players? [Squeezing a Squeezed Lemon]





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.