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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/29/2014)

Roger Federer. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE
Roger Federer made more money than any other tennis player last year. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE

Shabbat Shalom! and happy long Labor Day weekend to you and yours.  I am off to Dallas tomorrow to celebrate the wedding of one of my fraternity brothers (Go Gators!).  College football is here and the NFL regular season is right around the corner.  This may be the most magical time of the year.  This week on FORBES: (1) Website Guarantees Super Bowl Tickets Before The NFL Regular Season Starts; (2) DraftKings Scores Another $41 Million As Daily Fantasy Sports Is Exploding With Interest; (3) Turner Plans Layoffs In Preparation For Rising NBA Rights Fees; (4) A Battle Brewing Between Adidas And Nike For Andy Murray?; (5) Class Action Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against FIFA And U.S. Soccer Associations; and (6) SeatGeek’s $35 Million Raise Includes Superstar Investors Peyton Manning, Carmelo Anthony And Nas.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Business

  • Baseball representation business continues to be its bread and butter [TLA seeks home run].


Sports Law

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.