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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/24/2012)

My second year as a professor of Sport Agency Management at Indiana University officially began this past Tuesday.  I did not make the same mistake that I did last Fall of scheduling class for Monday nights (there’s some sort of program my students are interested in called “Monday Night Football”).  College football approaches, as does the NFL regular season.  I am more excited to see how my Florida Gators fare than the Miami Dolphins, but I do hope that my favorite professional team is able to surprise the world.  This past week I published two articles on 1) Why Tyrann Mathieu Getting Kicked Off The LSU Football Team Will Benefit Him In The Long Run; and 2) Public Discussion Of Maurice Jones-Drew Holdout Will Not Affect His Brand.  Here are some stories I failed to cover in the past week:

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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.