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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/13/2013)

Robinson Cano teaming up with Jay-Z was the story of the week. Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Yankees spend a lot of money; what else is new?. Photo Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Sports Illustrated has its Oklahoma State story, Yahoo! Sports has its Southeastern Conference story.  Those two beasts alone are enough to make your eyes tired.  The idea of amateurism also is enough to exhaust you — don’t even try to justify the claim that it is a relevant concept in today’s day-and-age.  I hope all the Jewish readers have an easy fast this Yom Kippur and are ready to put together a successful conclusion to the 2013 calendar year.  This week on FORBES: (1) Film Featuring Ed O’Bannon, Arian Foster And Jay Bilas Makes One Wonder: Is The NCAA Finally Facing 4th And Long?; (2) How BioSteel Sports Supplements Has Quietly Infiltrated The Athlete Nutrition Market; (3) Will CFL General Manager Be Disciplined For Publicly Disrespecting One Of His Players?; (4) Live Sports Companion Rolls Out New Android App Designed For Tablets; and (5) R.I.P. NCAA Amateurism: The Student-Athlete Is Dead.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



Sports Law

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.