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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/5/2013)

Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong looks toward the sideline during the spring game at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong has been the recipient of praise and admonishment for his stance on agents communicating with Louisville football players. Photo Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

I hope that everyone had a fantastic and fun July 4th full of smiles and fireworks.  I, for one, did not even stay awake throughout the entire New York show on TV.  A day full of sun can be quite exhausting.  Jay-Z has a new rap album out with shout outs to Robinson Cano and Kevin Durant.  He also has a quick diss of baseball agent Scott Boras.  The long-time baseball agent responded publicly that he is a fan of Jazz music.  Welcome to the deranged world of athlete representation.  This week on FORBES: (1) Anthony Bennett, Cody Zeller And C.J. McCollum Help Excel Sports Dominate 1st Round Of NBA Draft; (2) San Francisco Giants Enhance Reputation As Digital Leader With Creation Of Social Media Café; (3) Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Drouin And Elias Lindholm Power Octagon Hockey’s NHL Draft Performance; (4) NHL Draft Used As A Vehicle To Make New Jersey Stronger; and (5) NBA Rookies Will Earn Millions, But Will They Keep It?  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Law

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.