Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/26/2016)

There is a lot of attention on the sports agent industry based on NFL rookie Joey Bosa refusing to sign a contract provided by the San Diego Chargers – the team that took him in the 2016 NFL Draft. These rookie contracts are structurally standard with only a few small points for negotiation. The dispute has become the subject for everyone to follow, with the Chargers releasing a public statement and Bosa’s agents firing back. Interesting to observe. If it lingers, then I’ll probably write something a bit more in depth on the subject.

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This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: NFL PED Probe, Ryan Lochte Legal Trouble, NHL Concussion Concerns;
(2) Kobe Bryant Reveals $100 Million Fund For Tech, Media And Data;
(3) Steph Curry Focused On Brand Expansion In The Far East;
(4) Why Smoothie King Wins With NBA All-Star Game Coming To New Orleans;
(5) How Josh Cartu Has Built A Brand Name In The Business Of Motor Sports;
(6) Comparing The Big, Growing Business Of Esports To Poker; and
(7) Oakland Raiders File Trademark Applications For Las Vegas Raiders

This week on Inc: Why 150 NFL Players All Flock to This Young Founder–to Get Dressed Up

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




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.