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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/9/2014)

David Dunn of Athletes First is featured in a USA Today article this week.
David Dunn of Athletes First is featured in a USA Today article this week.

Welcome to a mid-NFL Draft version of the weekly wrap-up.  This is one of the best times of the year for sports with the NFL Draft, NBA playoffs and NHL playoffs hot and heavy.  This week on FORBES: (1) Corona Focuses On Mayweather And Maidana; Keeps Distance From LA Clippers; (2) Tarik Black May Continue Trend Of Turning Basketball Players Into NFL Tight Ends; (3) Fantasy Sports Mixed With Stock Market Play In Real-Time, Real Money Offering; (4) Kony Ealy’s Agent Prepares For NFL Draft Amidst Law School Final Exams; (5) Blake Bortles, Marqise Lee, Aaron Donald Sign Exclusive Memorabilia Deals Prior To NFL Draft; (6) Richard Sherman Tells Forbes About His Record $57.4M Extension With Seattle Seahawks; and a must: 2014 NFL Draft First Round Recap.  UK sportsbooks often offer better odds than those at their US counterparts, more info on 888 here.  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.