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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (3/1/2013)

Easy Joe Flacco really has nothing to worry about, even though people can't stop talking about Tom Brady's new deal.
Easy Joe Flacco really has nothing to worry about, even though people can’t stop talking about Tom Brady’s new deal.

I really enjoyed spending last weekend in New York and speaking at the New York Law School Sports Law Symposium.  However, it surely is nice to be back in the warm South Florida climate, even if it is supposed to reach 45 degrees here on Monday.  And then on Thursday, I’m back up north.  This time I am heading to Chicago to speak at the DePaul Sports Law Annual Symposium.  It will be my second consecutive year there, and I am looking forward to hanging out with Sports Law friends such as Marc Edelman, Scott Andresen and our tax buddy Robert Raiola.  This past week on Forbes: (1) Manti Te’o Breaks Silence, Says Every Team Has Asked Him About Hoax; (2) Daytona 500: How Important Is Danica Patrick To NASCAR?; (3) Johnny Football To Become Johnny Cash?: Protecting Manziel’s Intellectual Property And Ability To Cash-In; and (4) Not Broke: An NFL Player Who Earned An MBA And Focuses On Charity.  And as always, the weekly wrap-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.