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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/18/2013)

New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes
New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes named in court documents concerning a sports agent giving money to college athletes.

Hung out with the three Miami Heat championship trophies this week.  Love those trophies.  Earned a nice win for a client in the NFLPA’s mandatory grievance procedure.  Neil Stratton at wrote about it here (subscription required).  This week on FORBES: (1) Basketball Agent For Tim Duncan And Jeremy Lin Launches New Sports Agency; (2) Rory McIlroy Sues Former Golf Agent Over Commissions Tied To Nike Contract; (3) The Business Of Professional Beach Volleyball Shows Promise As Final Event Of 2013 Approaches; (4) NFL Network’s Rich Eisen Partners With Nike Football For Sports-Themed Dating App; (5) Will You Soon Be Able To Buy Stock In Arian Foster?; and (6) Arian Foster’s Choice To Be Part Of An IPO Comes With A Lot Of Public Disclosures.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



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.