Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/24/2016)

Finally back from a long trip to the West Coast, which allowed me to experience the wonders of Las Vegas, Carmel by the Sea, Carmel Valley and Palo Alto. But it’s good to be home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (after a five hour delay in Dallas on the return trip). Quick thanks to our friends at Visit LeoVegas Sports for keeping the lights on over here. With the NBA Draft behind us, things slow down a bit in the world of sports. Soon football will be back and all will be right in the world.

This week on Forbes: (1) New York Delivers Daily Fantasy Sports Much Needed Reprieve; (2) This Week In Sports Law: FanDuel And DraftKings Developments, Canelo Alvarez Ailing, KPMG Flees FIFA; (3) Relativity Sports Gets Rebranded As Independent Sports And Entertainment; (4) Tinder-Type App For Athletes Raises $1.5 Million; and (5) Steph Curry Filed 4 Trademark Applications During NBA Finals

This week on Inc.: (1) Detroit Apparel Company Catches Tigers James McCann As Early Endorser; (2) The NHL Leads the Way in Bringing Pro Sports to Las Vegas; and (3) 5 Reasons It Makes Sense To Sponsor An Olympic Athlete

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



  • Expect funky trades and funky waiver claims, says an unnamed agent [Twitter]



Sports Business

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.