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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/30/2012)

I was at the American Airlines Arena last night to watch the Miami Heat take on a San Antonio Spurs team that dressed only nine players (Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and others failed to even make the trip).  While it was a pretty boring game throughout, I was happy to see a Heat win.  I am more interested to see what kind of sanctions Commissioner David Stern levies on the Spurs after making threats to do same last night.  The Miami Dolphins still have a chance to make the playoffs?  They will have to beat the New England Patriots this week.  That could be a fun game to watch.  This week on Forbes, I wrote: (1) Coaching Carousel Sheds Light On Systemic Failure In College Athletics Management; and (2) ACC Seeks Exit Fee In Lawsuit Filed Against The University of Maryland.  And football agent Eugene Lee contributed an op-ed: Fixing The College Football Bowl Championship Series.  Here are some stories I failed to cover:



Sports Law

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.