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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/25/2013)

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) races with a pass in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (32) in the second half of their NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.  The Saints defeated the Giants  48-27. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)   Original Filename: Giants_Saints_Football_LAWH114.jpg
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is set to be a free agent this offseason and is receiving some assistance from teammate Victor Cruz. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Heading up to West Palm Beach this weekend to celebrate the wedding of one of my best friends.  It will be another nice vacation, especially with the beautiful weather (not really) we have been experiencing in South Florida.  This week on FORBES: (1) College Athletes Should Not Expect Stipends Because The Amateur Model Is More Important; (2) NBA Cares Week Returns With Heavy Dose Of Dikembe Mutombo And Emphasis On Social Media; (3) Elvis Dumervil’s Former Agent Suspended And Fined By NFL Players Association; (4) Performance Apparel Brand POINT 3 Basketball Raises Seven-Figures In Series A Investment Round; (5) Is The NFL Committing Copyright Infringement By Using Photos Without Consent?  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.