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

July 11 2012; Miami, FL, USA;  Miami Heat player Ray Allen (34), center, hold up his jersey next to president Pat Riley (left), and head coach Erik Spoelstra (right) during a press conference during a press conference at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Ray Allen is quiet about his next destination in the NBA. Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Hello from sunny Gainesville, Florida.  I promise myself that I will take at least one trip to my alma mater (undergrad and law) per year.  This weekend is it.  The Florida Gators take on LSU Saturday night, which I predict will be a low scoring, defensive match-up.  Hopefully my Gators come away with a victory.  This week on FORBES: (1) Early FanDuel Investor Excitingly Forecasts Future Of Daily Fantasy Sports; (2) Finally An Alabama-Ole Miss Meeting That Actually Matters; (3) Jim McMahon And Jeremy Roenick Team Up To Create Concussion Awareness Organization; (4) WNBA Superstar Skylar Diggins Becomes BODYARMOR Endorser; and (5) NBC Sports Expands Presence In Daily Fantasy With RotoGrinders Partnership.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Business

  • I was interviewed (along with other sports professionals) to talk about life as a sports-related practitioner [Career In Sports].

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.