Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/29/2016)

One round of the NFL Draft is done, and boy was it dominated by Laremy Tunsil. First, a tweet of him smoking out of a bong, followed by Instagram content demonstrating a request of payment from someone connected to Ole Miss. I wonder how the next 6 rounds are supposed to top that. I was in San Francisco this week speaking on fantasy sports and was able to attend a Golden State Warriors game at the Oracle Arena. The energy was amazing, despite the fact that the Warriors dominated throughout and won by roughly 30 points.

This week on Forbes: (1) Family Office FFO Adds Prominent Athlete Clients Including Draymond Green; (2) Tom Brady 4-Game Deflategate Suspension Ruled An Appropriate Sanction By Second Circuit; and (3) The Agents Representing Top 2016 NFL Draft QBs Goff, Wentz And Lynch.

This week on Inc.: (1) How Michigan Could Lead a Change in Online Gambling; and (2) How Small Fantasy Sports Companies Are Finding a Voice.

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.