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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/11/2013)

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has left agent Donald Dell and signed with BDA Sports. Photo Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has left Le Coq Sportif and will now wear adidas shoes. Photo Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The big news in the agent world this week is that the State of North Carolina is backing up its word that it is serious about enforcing its athlete agent law.  The revelation is unsettling for those indicted and others who may have ignored the state’s law in recent years.  However, for those agents conducting their businesses by the book, this seems to be a win (at least if they agree with the underlying theory behind the need for the law).  This week on FORBES: (1) Mariano Rivera’s Farewell Tour Shifts From Baseball To Business; (2) San Francisco 49ers Key Players Dominate The Houston Texans In Jersey Sales According To Retailer Resource; and (3) Football Agent Terry Watson Facing 14 Felony Counts For Violating North Carolina Athlete Agent Law.  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.