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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/14/2013)

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 and Jay-Z continue to be the talk of the sports agent industry. Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Looking forward to heading up to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first time ever to be a part of the Sports Law for Rookies and Veterans event.  It will be fun to meet new people and see some old friends including Steve Silton, Blake Baratz and my Miami neighbor, Claire Zovko.  I just hope that the NBA Finals do not go 7 games, or else I will hate myself for missing out on watching the deciding game in-person.  This week on FORBES: (1) Scott Boras Dominates Day 1 Of MLB Draft, Advising Mark Appel And Kris Bryant; (2) Kevin Durant Switching To Jay-Z Is A Powerful Public Service Announcement; (3) Tim Tebow To The New England Patriots; (4) Gatorade Goes Big During NBA Finals; (5) New York Jets Antonio Cromartie Fixes Finances With Help Of Business Manager; (6) Under Armour Extends Baltimore Ravens Relationship With Matt Elam Endorsement.  As always, the weekly wrap-up:



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Sports Business

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.