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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/16/2013)

Drew Brees is raking in the money as the top earning NFL player (on and off the field).

The NFL season awaits, which means fantasy football is revving up.  I have my fantasy league draft this Sunday.  With the last pick in the first round, it is tough to plan out how it will all go down.  Anyway, this week on FORBES: (1) Albert Pujols Defends Clean Reputation By Threatening Legal Action Against Radio Host; (2) FOX Sports 1 Takes On ESPN With Unique Talent That Includes Clay Travis; (3) FOX Sports 1 Needs A Crowd To Achieve Success With ‘Crowd Goes Wild’; (4) Questions Concerning Copyright Of Athlete Tattoos Has Companies Scrambling; and (5) Platform Connecting Die-Hard Sports Fans With Local Beat Writers Receives $1 Million Investment.  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.