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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/3/2014)

Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter

Rosh Hashanah behind us and we get to look forward to Yom Kippur starting tonight (oh joy!).  To those of you observing, I wish you an easy fast.  Looks like the NFL Draft is moving to Chicago in 2015.  It’s been a busy first three months for South Florida-based HEITNER LEGAL, and the work is not subsiding.  That is not me complaining.  Very happy and honored to serve as legal counsel to many amazing clients.  This week on FORBES: (1) Nike Earns RE2PECT For Derek Jeter Marketing Campaign; (2) Veteran Football Agent Leaves Athletes First To Start Vanguard Sports Group; (3) Adidas Expands UFC Presence With Luke Rockhold Partnership; (4) AEG Lobbies For More Time To Bring NFL To Los Angeles; (5) ESPN Agrees To Broadcast New FXFL Professional Football League; and (6) Sports Media Outlet Flocasts Secures $8 Million From Causeway Media Partners.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




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.