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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/26/2013)

South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) against the Michigan Wolverines during the second half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Michigan Wolverines 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was reported to have been communicating with Jay Z. Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Shalom to Amar’e Stoudemire, who is participating in the Maccabiah Games as coach of the Canadian men’s basketball team and is now a part owner of a separate Israeli basketball team.  Last weekend in New York was a blast.  Now it is back to being in Miami and on the daily grind.  I taped an interview with Gregory Reinen of Behind Sports.  We talked about the process of being certified as an agent, contract negotiation tips and how the industry has changed based on Jay Z becoming a part of it.  Check it out here.  This week on FORBES: (1) Sportsdigita Shaking Up Sponsorship Scene With Its Digideck Platform; (2) Ruling Makes It Difficult For Football Agents To Recover Training And Related Expenses; and (3) Ryan Braun’s Suspension Is The Least Of His And The MLBPA’s Concerns.  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.