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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/6/2014)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (left) watches quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) pass the football during organized team activities at the SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Finals and the NHL Finals are here and we are in the midst of one of the greatest parts of the year for sports.  The World Cup is right around the corner.  And then there is the Belmont Stakes.  I am traveling to New York today and will be on the grounds both today and tomorrow.  Looking forward to what may become quite a memorable final leg on the way to a Triple Crown?  This week on FORBES: (1) Sports Agents React To $2 Billion Purchase Of Los Angeles Clippers By Steve Ballmer; (2) Richard Sherman Signs Equity And Endorsement Agreement With Sports Drink; (3) NHL Stanley Cup Finals Between Major Media Markets Cause Spike In Secondary Ticket Market; (4) College Athletes Are Not Immune To America’s Student Debt Dilemma; (5) Dan Marino’s Concussion Suit Serves As Powerful Reminder Of Suffering Athletes; and (6) Betting On The Belmont Becomes Easier With Newly Launched App.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:


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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.