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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/30/2013)

The bulk of Roger Federer's income is derived through his major endorsement deals. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE
The bulk of Roger Federer’s income is derived through his major endorsement deals. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE

The concussion litigation against the NFL is not over quite yet, but at least the NFL and former NFL players have agreed to initial terms for a settlement agreement, which must still be approved by Judge Brody in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Between that and the start of college football, it was quite the close to what was already a pretty crazy week for me.  This week on FORBES: (1) Ravens’ Chris Canty Signs With Recently Expanded French/West/Vaughan Public Relations Agency; (2) Start Of NFL Regular Season Coincides With Concussion Litigation Settlement; and (3) Breaking Down The Proposed $765 Million NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement.  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.