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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/17/2012)

It’s easy to mistake North America with North Korea.  Earlier this week, I contributed my thoughts to Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg on a squatter’s attempt to register the trademark “Fierce Five.”  This week at, I wrote, Sports Betting Suggestion Site Supplants Traditional Point Spread With Wisdom Of The Crowd.  I have my fantasy football draft this weekend.  Starting up a brand new league where I am the commissioner.  Unfortunately, I will not be making the roughly $8 million dollars in yearly salary that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is reportedly earning.  Here are some stories I failed to cover this past week:




Sports Business

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.