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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/29/2013)

MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner was a great man. May he rest in peace.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!  Not the easiest of weeks for Sports Agent Blog.  We encountered significant downtime, which was both a curse and blessing.  It is the byproduct of outgrowing our servers, which I guess is a great problem to have.  The site is still in the process of migrating to a new host, but hopefully downtime will be minimal in the next few days.  Thanks to all of you who frequently visit the site and led to our lack of available memory.  Now you have a new challenge — keep spreading the word and give us problems with our new server!  This week on FORBES: (1) Russell Westbrook Adds Flashy Underwear Company To Endorsement Portfolio; (2) How Stevan Ridley Of The New England Patriots Defied Odds To Become An NFL Running Back; (3) Independent Writing Platform Rant Sports Secures $3 Million Investment; (4) Winners And Losers From Shortstop Jhonny Peralta’s New $53 Million Contract With The Cardinals; and (5) $24 Million Investment In DraftKings Should Shake Up The Daily Fantasy Sports Space.  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.