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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/20/2013)

Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (73) sacks Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) during the third quarter of the Sugar Bowl. Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Former Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd’s agent was featured in his alma mater’s newspaper this week. Photo Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

I am making my yearly trip up to Gainesville, Florida and very excited to be in the Swamp to see the Gators take on the Tennessee Volunteers this weekend.  It was a great week of work, including the amazing honor of receiving a 40 under 40 award by the Daily Business Review, honoring 40 South Florida attorneys under the age of 40-years-old.  Next Friday, I am off to Costa Rica for a good friend’s bachelor party.  But for now, back to business.  On FORBES: (1) Real-Money Fantasy Football Competition Comes To The iPhone And iPad; (2) Texas A&M Vs. Alabama Point Spread Grows But Bettors Believe In Crimson Tide; (3) Johnny Manziel’s Trademark Battle: Johnny Football Vs. Juanito Fútbol; (4) Seattle Seahawks And San Francisco 49ers Make Use Of New Performance Enhancing Device; (5) PGA Tour Golfer Jordan Spieth Striking Gold On-And-Off The Course; and (6) Federal Online Poker Legislation: Coming To America Or Shipwrecked In Congress?  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.