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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/5/2014)

Golden State Warriors general manager (and former agent) Bob Myers is earning his praise in his fairly new role.
Golden State Warriors general manager (and former agent) Bob Myers.

Happy NFL regular season.  Fantasy football is in full swing, and with my father texting me to ask whether it is safe for him to deposit money into DraftKings, I am now positive that daily fantasy sports is here to stay.  I will be in attendance at the Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots game this Sunday where it is rather likely that the Dolphins start off strong and maybe even win the game.  They usually start off well.  The rest of the season tends to be a nightmare.  This week on FORBES: (1) Kenny Hill Could Be A Pleasant Surprise For Texas A&M On And Off The Field; (2) Football Player Seeks $5 Million From NCAA And Portland State For Concussion-Related Damages; (3) FanDuel Adds $70 Million In Funding Following DraftKings $41 Million Raise; (4) Seattle Seahawks Start Season Leading NFL In Ticket Price Per Home Game; (5) Buffalo Bills Running Back C.J. Spiller Signs With New Representation; (6) Kevin Durant Earns Equity Interest In Oklahoma City-Based Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt; (7) Seattle Seahawks, Shaun Alexander And Delta Team Up To Fly 12th Man To A Few Road Games.

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.