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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/4/2014)

Mike Trout will be making big money, but Scott Boras is not willing to compare Bryce Harper to the stud on the Angels.

I am back in the town where a lot of magic went down — Gainesville, Florida.  Today marks the return of the UF Sports Law Symposium, where I will be moderating one panel and also serving as a Keynote Speaker.  It is a joy to return to the town where I spent 7 amazing years as both an undergraduate and law student.  Wednesday was a pretty wild day after breaking the contract details for DeSean Jackson’s new contract with the Washington Redskins.  I got a nice taste of what journalists often complain about — outlets not giving credit when credit is due.  Oh well.  This week on FORBES: (1) Denver Broncos Tight End Julius Thomas Teams With Marketing And Digital Agency; (2) Money Extremely Limited For College Seniors Seeking To Play Professional Baseball; (3) New Sports Agency Emerges By Acquiring Existing Practices With Great Stealth; (4) DeSean Jackson Signs 3 Year, $24 Million Contract With Washington Redskins; (5) What Tiger Woods’ Absence From The Masters Means For Nike; and (6) MGT’s Empire Expands Through Acquisition Of Daily Fantasy Sports Site DraftDay.  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.

One reply on “Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/4/2014)”

I like Arn Tellem’s comments in that Bloomberg video re: Jay Z. There’s always going to be competition in the sports representation industry. Jay Z just happens to be getting so much attention and criticism because of who he is as a brand. W/ the exception of Robbie Cano’s new deal, he hasn’t made any moves except signing clients. Despite the entrepreneurial spirit behind it, he’s taking the easy way in by partnering w/ clients who are already established in terms of contract/market value, endorsement deals, etc.

I’d like to see what Roc Nation does w/ a true rookie in the 2 upcoming drafts.

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