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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/28/2014)

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) runs on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Times looked at the agents of Michael Sam this week. Image Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another city that is not my home of Miami.  Today I am in Louisville, Kentucky, speaking at the University of Louisville’s sport administration program’s 5th Annual Speaker Summit along with ESPN’s Jemele Hill and University of Toledo College of Law professor Geoffrey Rapp.  In case you have not yet done so, go ahead and pre-order my forthcoming book, How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know.  Books will begin to be delivered on March 11.  This week on FORBES: (1) Why The Philadelphia Phillies And NCAA Deserve Your Scorn; (2) Athletes’ Performance Steals Stage At NFL Combine, Rebrands To EXOS; (3) Balance Of Power Among Football Agencies Shifts As Relativity Sports Signs Pair Of Octagon Agents; (4) Is The NCAA Improperly Suspending Student-Athletes By Relying On The ‘No-Agent Rule’?; and (5) Prince Tennis Moves Corporate Headquarters From New Jersey To Atlanta.  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.