Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/20/2016)

Phil Mickelson is making a lot of headlines right now. Apparently the pro golfer made a lot of money off of an insider tip and used the money received to pay off some betting debts. Let’s see how the PGA Tour reacts to that news. The NFL Pro Bowl is purportedly moving from Hawaii to Orlando. I’m not sure of the rationale on that move. I’m hanging around South Florida this weekend and then off to Italy from Tuesday-Sunday of next week. Our amazing contributors will keep this site active in the meantime.

Here’s a new weekly feature I have on Forbes: This Week In Sports Law: Federal Fantasy Hearing, NFL Concussion Cash, Miami’s Soccer Struggle

Also on Forbes: (1) NHL Loses Motion To Dismiss Concussion Cases; and (2) Growth In Amounts Wagered Is A Win For William Hill US.

And as for 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.