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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/28/2014)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
With time off the court, Kobe Bryant creates Kobe Inc. and makes a big investment. Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Great To Be A Florida Gator.  I was in Gainesville the last time the Gators men’s basketball team won a couple of championships, and I remember the joy I felt watching that team destroy the competition.  It may be more gratifying watching this year’s team, albeit many miles away, which is undoubtedly less talented on an individual basis, but amazing to see compete as a team.  Hopefully it is an easy win and then on to the Final Four in Dallas.  Last night was a lot of fun (and hence why the wrap-up is coming to you a little late).  There was a huge celebration for the release of my new book in conjunction with a fantastic sports business networking event.  It felt good to be a sports business-related practitioner based in Miami.  This week on FORBES: (1) DraftKings Responds To FanDuel’s Fantasy Sports False Advertising Claim; and (2) Northwestern Football Union Decision Should Mark The End Of The Student-Athlete.  Also a contribution on STACK: How Northwestern Football Players’ Right to Unionize Could Change College Sports.  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.