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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (1/17/2014)

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) passes the football against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is purportedly #OnToTheNextOne. Image Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

My niece is getting Bat Mitzvahed this Sunday, which means it is time to celebrate (and start realizing that I am not as young as I think).   Greg Oden is back on the basketball court and playing for the Miami Heat.  Can’t say that is a statement I thought I would be making a year ago.  The Jewish athlete is back, baby!  Apologies for the brief down-time Sports Agent Blog experienced early this week, and many thanks to Craig Brissell who got us back up and running.  This week on FORBES: (1) Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o Is Wealthiest Foreign-Born English Premier League Player, With Net Worth Of $64M; (2) Alex Rodriguez Will Fight On After Suspension Reduced From 211 To 162 Games; (3) Court Denies Preliminary Approval Of $760 Million NFL Concussion Settlement; (4) Smithfield Foods Increases Investment In Richard Petty Motorsports As Part Of Three-Year Extension; and (5) Jay Z Brings CC Sabathia Into La Familia.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:






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.