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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/16/2014)

Be sure to check out the in-depth article on Scott Boras and his practice.
Be sure to check out the in-depth article on Scott Boras and his practice.

Shabbat shalom from Chicago, where the annual Sports Lawyers Conference is currently being held.  I did some more TV work this week, appearing on Al Jazeera America to discuss what is likely to be next in the battle between Donald Sterling (and wife) against the NBA.  This week on FORBES: (1) 2014 NFL Draft Dominated By Sports Agency Sportstars; (2) NBA’s Sixth Man Jamal Crawford Starring In Lead Role For New Sportswear Line; (3) Adidas Attacks Running Shoe Business With Pure Boost Release; and (4) 2014 FIFA World Cup Expected To Add $3.03 Billion To Brazil’s Economy.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




  • Scott Boras’s six current Washington Nationals clients are earning a combined $175.6 million in salaries [Baseball’s Best Lobbyist].


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.