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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/30/2014)

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
Quarterback Johnny Manziel has no regrets hiring LeBron James’ marketing peeps. Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

We are inching closer to what should be a very provocative NBA Draft and getting ever so near the 2014 NBA Finals.  Hopefully my Miami Heat wrap things up tonight at the American Airlines Arena.  Win or lose, I must profess my new appreciation for Lance Stephenson.  He is quite the baller and makes the game even more fun to watch.  This week on FORBES: (1) Sacramento Kings Arena Construction Receives Approval With Anticipated 2016 Completion; (2) Donald Sterling Files Response To NBA’s Termination Charge; (3) Octagon Football Sued By Former Agent As Another Football Agent Departs From Company; and (4) Canadian Football League Players Prepare To Strike.  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.