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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/18/2014)

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
Johnny Manziel is now joined by friend LeBron James in Cleveland. Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Top of the mornin’ to ya from Dublin, Ireland.  I’m out here covering the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for FORBES, and the talk of the town is certainly Conor McGregor.  Let’s see what kind of show he puts on this Saturday evening.  This week on FORBES: (1) Home Run Derby’s New Targets Could Shatter Charitable Records; (2) Adidas Extends Relationship With Mexican National Team Through 2022; (3) Miami Will Survive LeBron James’ Decision 2.0; (4) Nike’s Risk Everything Soccer Strategy Showing Signs Of Success; (5) Octagon Adds Three Former NFL Players To Football Representation Division; (6) Will DraftKings’ Purchase Of DraftStreet Be A Bust?; and (7) Cocky, Confident Conor McGregor Is Perfect For The UFC.  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.