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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/24/2013)

QB Geno Smith, represented by Select Sports Group, is projected to be a first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
QB Geno Smith has signed with Kim Miale of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports. Photo Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Last week’s Sports Lawyers Association annual gathering in Atlanta, Georgia was a great event.  Over 700 attendees were on site to listen in on some interesting panels, but my favorite part is to see colleagues from around the country who are continuing to put forth excellent work on behalf of their clientele.  How about the finish to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals?  I can’t wait to be back in the American Airlines Arena tonight for Game 2!  This past week on FORBES: (1) Inaugural Sports PR Summit To Take Place At MLB Fan Cave; (2) Billy Hunter’s Lawsuit Against Derek Fisher And The NBPA Could Be Worth Millions Of Dollars; (3) Dwight Howard And Chandler Parsons Will Share The Same Agent; (4) Jay-Z Hires Football Agent To Represent Players At Roc Nation Sports; and (5) Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Signs New York Jets QB Geno Smith.  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.