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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/11/2014)

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel is actively putting together a portfolio of intellectual property. Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

It has been one wild week between signing up new clientele, completing major projects on strict deadlines, crossing The Masters off of my bucket list and returning to the University of Florida last weekend to serve as a Keynote Speaker at its Sports Law Symposium (video of the event is on YouTube).  Today I am flying from Augusta, Georgia back to Florida and taking a pit stop in Jacksonville before returning to Miami.  I will be speaking on a panel at Florida Coastal School of Law along with other sports professionals, including fellow UF Law alum Kristi Dosh.  This week on FORBES: (1) 2014 NCAA Tournament National Championship Is Full Of Future Professional Talent; (2) Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Selected To Find New NBPA Executive Director; and (3) Mobile Sports App TheScore Reveals Second Quarter Revenue Of $1.9 Million.  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.