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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/15/2013)

Miami Dolphins fan hold up a sign for Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) (not pictured) sign that says "Free Richie" during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Miami Dolphins fan hold up a sign for Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito. Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jamaica was an absolute blast.  Met amazing new people, enjoyed being a part of a fantastic panel on contractual issues and thoroughly enjoyed going on tremendous excursions.  But it’s good to be back in Miami and back to the grind.  Quite a busy week will conclude with (hopefully) some relaxation.  However, before I settle down, I am indebted to provide you a weekly wrap-up of sports business stories.  First, this week on FORBES: (1) Despite Outbursts Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant Has Major Endorsement Potential; (2) Joe Mauer’s Multi-Million Dollar Minnesota Twins Contract Negotiation Revealed In Impending Book; and (3) Should Richie Incognito Appeal His Suspension By The Miami Dolphins?  Guess I was on to something with that Incognito article.  Here is 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.