Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/19/2016)

Back home in Fort Lauderdale this week and it was hard to keep up with what was happening in the sports world with all the catching up and new business at Heitner Legal. I suppose that’s a good thing. I had been away for roughly 10 days, first in Seattle and then on a 7 day Alaska cruise. The highlight of the trip had to be canoeing 2 miles and then hiking up Mendenhall Glacier. It is definitely a trip that everyone should do once. But I’m not sure that I will be returning to Alaska any time soon.

This week on Forbes: (1) This Week In Sports Law: Hall Of Fame Fiasco, Buff Bagwell Slams WWE, No Sports Betting In NJ; and (2) Hard Rock Paying $250 Million For Miami Dolphins Stadium Naming Rights.

This week on Inc: (1) Usain Bolt Boasting Should Not Overshadow His Will; and (2) Is Hard Rock Stadium a Strange Naming Rights Deal?

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.