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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/2/14)

Russell Wilson is the NFL’s top player for licensed sales.

Donald Sterling and the future ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers took over the news this week.  Not just the sports-related coverage of the news, but it was pretty much what every person was discussing in the workplace and at home.  Busy week of litigation for me, with a nice win at trial and other favorable results coming through.  Sales of my new book, How to Play the Game, continue to be strong.  Haven’t picked up a copy yet?  Go grab one on Amazon!  This week on FORBES: (1) Arizona Senate Shows No Love For Phoenix Coyotes; (2) Keep Questioning Why College Athletes Cannot Command More Money; (3) If NBA Drops Donald Sterling, Magic Johnson ‘Absolutely Interested’ In Taking Over Clippers, Report Says; (4) Donald Sterling’s Comments Begin To Have Financial Impact On Los Angeles Clippers; (5) Hello To Charlotte Hornets As Charlotte Bobcats Get Swept By Miami Heat; (6) Why Adam Silver’s Demand That Donald Sterling Sell The LA Clippers Is Not So Simple; and (7) Should NBA Constitution Prevent Forced Sale Of Donald Sterling’s Los Angeles Clippers?  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.