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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/14/2012)

Sunday night is the start of the New Year for my fellow Jews.  Happy Rosh Hashanah to those who will be celebrating.  There is not much to celebrate when it comes to South Florida sports.  The Dolphins were destroyed by the Texans, the Marlins season cannot end soon enough, and the Miami Hurricanes got shellacked by Kansas State (it’s a good thing I’m a Gators fan).  At least basketball will soon resume, and South Florida will have something to cheer about.  Interestingly, LeBron James recently dropped his agent (Leon Rose of CAA) and will hire his childhood friend Rich Paul.  This past week, I wrote the following articles for 1) Could Lance Thomas’ $100,000 Worth Of “Bling” Cause Duke To Vacate Its 2010 Ring?; 2) Quarterback Vince Young Claims Athlete Lending Company Pro Player Funding Engaged In Fraud; 3) Has Tyler Hansbrough’s Mother Put The University Of North Carolina At Risk For NCAA Sanctions?; and 4) Will NHL Players Fall Prey To Predatory Lockout Loans As Collective Bargaining Talks Linger?  Thanks to Yahoo! Sports for the kind words on my NHL article.  Here are some recent stories I failed to cover:



Sports Business

  • Running a sports team is compared to being a movie star. “The odds are long, and there are so many people out there who want to do it.” [When I grow up]

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.