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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/12/2013)

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Auston (11) runs a drill during rookie minicamp at Rams Park. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Auston is relying on his mom to be his financial ‘bad man’. Photo Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Slow week of sports, but thank G-d for NBA TV, because watching the Summer League was actually slightly entertaining.  One of my cases got quite a bit of publicity this week — click here for a brief synopsis.  On FORBES: (1) Is Competitive Eating The Fastest Growing Sport In The World?; (2) Dwight Howard To Houston Heavily Influenced By Chandler Parsons; (3) Notably Absent American Presence At Wimbledon Calls Into Question The State Of Tennis In United States; (4) Jay-Z Bashes Agents Who Criticize His Ability To Represent Athletes; and (5) Trail Blazers Guard C.J. McCollum Interviews Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:





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.