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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/2/2013)

Baseball agent Scott Boras was named the most powerful sports agent this week. Photo credit: Kirby Lee.

College and professional football are fast approaching, and soon behind that will come the start of the NBA preseason.  Many are very thankful, as this time of the year tends to be slow in TV programming.  However, there have been plenty of high profile stories to follow in the dead of summer, one of which being Biogenesis.  Anyway, this week on FORBES: (1) How Much Will 49ers Cornerback Tarell Brown’s Blunder Cost His Former Agent?; (2) CEO Brett Yormark Reflects On Brooklyn Nets As Lifestyle Brand, Plans To Turn Up Heat For Future; (3) Springblade Is adidas’ Single Most Important Running Shoe; and (4) MLB Outfielder Jose Bautista Joins Marucci Sports Board Of Directors.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Business

Sports Law

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.