Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/15/2016)

Coming to you live from New York today, where I am speaking on a fantasy sports panel at Cozen O’Connor’s Sports Law event, which features fantastic panelists throughout. We are quickly coming up to the 2016 NFL Draft and just learned about a blockbuster trade between the Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams, swapping the former’s No. 1 overall pick to the latter team. We should be unveiling our annual list of players/agents in the near future. Also, expect more college basketball player signings as many go from testing the waters to firmly committed to remaining in the NBA Draft.

This week on Forbes: (1) What’s The Big Deal With A Pro Sports Team In Las Vegas?; (2) Playing Ball In The Multi-Billion Dollar Sports Collectible Market; (3) Olympic Top Partner Gillette Reveals Rio Advertising Campaign; and (4) Kobe Bryant Vs Derek Jeter: The Retirement-Related Numbers.

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.