Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/5/2016)

Good morning from Seattle! This is my first time in the city, and I won’t be here for long. Tomorrow, I’ll be headed on my first Alaskan cruise. Don’t expect too much Tweeting or posting out of me for the next week, and it is highly likely that I skip next Friday’s Shabbat Shalom. But the site is in great hands with our fantastic contributors!

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Ballers Busts Lawsuit, No Proof On Peyton Manning, NHL Concussion Chat
(2) Just Do Digital: Nike’s Fundamental Shift To Direct-To-Consumer
(3) New York Gives Green Light To Daily Fantasy Sports
(4) Business-To-Business Daily Fantasy Sports Company Signs Major Distribution Deal and
(5) Court Of Appeal Rules Against Adrian Peterson In Case Versus NFL

This week on Inc.:
(1) How a Chinese Conglomerate May Have Saved Caesars Entertainment
(2) Is Ambushing the Rio Olympics Worth the Risk?
(3) Mission: Create Best Performing Sports Equipment Regardless of Price

And here is a short weekly wrap-up:



  • Happy Walters says Amar’e Stoudemire had NBA offers, but not from any worthwhile teams [Twitter].

Action Sports

  • BMX pro Connor Fields wants to be a sports agent [Twitter]

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.