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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/20/2013)

The late MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner has been named baseball’s Person of the Year.

Time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions.  It was eight years ago when I made it my resolution to create Sports Agent Blog, and here it still stands today, stronger than ever.  I must give thanks to the many excellent contributors over the years and a special thank you to those currently on board — Mark Burns, Benjamin Haynes, Brandon Thorn and Chris Lesley.  Others have also contributed from time-to-time and deserve my gratification.  Amazing Wednesday night game between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers.  May as well start the Eastern Conference Finals today.  This week on FORBES: (1) Sporting News Redefines Heisman Trophy Coverage With Social Media Hub; (2) Miami Dolphins New Partnership Allows Fans To Easily Share Where They Are Sitting; (3) Matthew Stafford And Joe Flacco Top Calvin Johnson And Ray Rice In Awareness And Endorsement Value; (4) NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Agreement Stalled By Judicial Intervention; (5) University Of Florida Among Fashionable Fitness Company’s Extensive List Of Trademark Licenses; (6) William Morris Endeavor’s Purchase Of IMG Worldwide Will Have Electrifying Effect On Sports Business; and (7) Did The Lakers Make A Mistake By Extending Kobe Bryant’s Contract?  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.