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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/11/2014)

My colleague Mike Ozanian discusses the state of IMG Worldwide in a piece for Forbes.

I’m heading to Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens today with my trusty law clerk, because one must always have a decent golf game in order to properly practice law.  On Monday, it is off to Ireland where I will be for a week.  It is shaping to be a pretty decent summer.  Meanwhile, the new HEITNER LEGAL is off to a fantastic start.  We have been able to solve many problems for a variety of clients.  Let us know if we can ever help you.  This week on FORBES: (1) Jimmy Graham Should Be Infuriated By Tight End Franchise Tag; (2) World Cup: Adidas Is All In With Argentina And Germany; (3) LeBron James’ Agent Is Just Doing His Job; (4) Fantasy Football Channel Coming To DirecTV; (5) Fairness Of NFL Concussion Settlement Still To Be Tested; (6) Andrew Wiggins’ Creative Adidas Contract Includes Opt Out Provision; and (7) Data Driven Baseball Insights Platform Has All-Star Potential.  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.