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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (12/14/2012)

youkilisHow can you not love Kevin Youkilis?  The guy is not built like many lean, strong baseball players of today, yet he still is an amazing contributor on the field.  And he’s Jewish.  Published in NY Bar.  I am thrilled to be published again in the New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal as co-author of an article titled, “Social Media and Litigation: A Marriage Made in Hyperspace.”  The article is not yet on the internet.  This week on Forbes, I wrote the following: (1) Lawsuit Against MLB And NHL Asks: Is It Anti-Competitive To Divide Live Game Broadcasts Into Exclusive Territories?; (2) Adrian Peterson Picks Up A $1 Million Bonus On Path To 2,000 Yards; (3) Nike Chairman Phil Knight And His Wife Give $125 Million Gift To Advance Cardiovascular Health; (4) Saints’ Bounty Penalties Vacated By Paul Tagliabue; and (5) Congressional Hearing Focuses On Delay Of HGH Testing In The NFL. And 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.