Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/3/2016)

Welcome to the first Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up since the site’s rebuild. I truly hope that you prefer the new layout of Sports Agent Blog over prior versions. The new look was launched on Memorial Day and is intended to provide a cleaner infrastructure, ease of reading on tablets and mobile devices, and some funky tools you may find while wandering around (such as the random post generator icon at the top).

This week on Forbes: (1) This Week In Sports Law: Tom Brady Appeal, Baylor Fires Briles, Tony Gwynn’s Family Vs Tobacco; (2) MGM Buys Boyd Gaming’s Share Of Borgata For $900 Million; and (3) Comcast Enters Esports With Sponsorship Of ESL And Evil Geniuses.

This week on Inc.: (1) Why a Japanese Mattress Brand Is Rooting for U.S. Gold in Rio; and (2) How an Israel-based Company Seeks to Shape the Future of Mobile Gaming.

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



Sports Business

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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.