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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/10/2012)

Yesterday was my half-birthday.  Don’t laugh – I actually used to celebrate my half birthday growing up (just another excuse to party…or shove chocolate cake in my face).  This looks like a good cause: Help Support the Netanya Foundation’s Hoops for Kids Program. One thing I always love about the Olympics is the great morale it instills in Americans.  Our performances have been nothing shy of superb.  Congratulations to all Olympic athletes, not just those competing for the United States.  What do you think about the two American-born athletes competing for Israel?  This week on, I wrote: 1) Speculation Over An NFL Settlement Offer To Jonathan Vilma Underscores Importance Of Bounty Litigation; and 2) Constitutionality Of Sports Betting Prohibition At Issue In NCAA And Professional Leagues’ Lawsuit Against New Jersey.  Here are some stories I failed to write about in 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.