Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/8/2016)

I am back from many travels and will not be hitting the road again until next week, when I head to New York to participate in the 2016 Sports Law for Rookies and Veterans event. I guess the big news this week is that I am representing Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West in a lawsuit against a hotel for negligence. I put down some non-sports deep thoughts here. Would love for you to give it a read.

This week on Forbes: (1) Final Four Appearance Shoots Syracuse Apparel Sales Up 750%; (2) Villanova Owes Thanks To Fans For Frenetic Involvement At Final Four; (3) Alabama AG Orders FanDuel And DraftKings To Cease And Desist; (4) All Forms Of Fantasy Sports Threatened By Tennessee Attorney General; and (5) Shawne Merriman Sues A Teddy Bear Company.

This week on Inc.: (1) Why Employers Need to Stop Complaining About Lost Productivity During March Madness; and (2) 4 Simple Tips to Becoming an Instagram Influencer (Under the New Algorithm)

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:





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.