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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/22/2013)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is said to be earning $13 million per year from endorsements. Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The winter months are supposed to bring a natural slowing down to business, but I cannot remember a time that I have ever been busier.  Believe me, that is not a complaint.  If the NFL season ended today, the Dolphins would make the playoffs … and Richie Incognito’s grievance hearing would still be stayed.  Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are right around the corner.  This is one of the best times of the year!  Past week on FORBES: (1) Chicago Startup In Position To Revolutionize NFL Players’ Concussion Detection And Analysis; (2) Monday Night Football’s Matchup Of Tom Brady And Cam Newton Puts Under Armour Under Center; (3) Electronic Arts And Collegiate Licensing Company Sued By NCAA In What Could Be Much More Than A Sideshow; and (4) Bridgestone Arena Banking On Nashville Predators With Goal To Become No. 1 Venue.




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.