Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/9/2016)

The start of college football started off strong, which continued with the beginning of the NFL regular season. Most memorable is an amazing Notre Dame vs. Texas match-up from last weekend. But how about the ending for the Denver Broncos, just squeezing by the Carolina Panthers to win the NFL opener? There is a lot of talk about concussion protocol and whether Cam Newton should have been more closely inspected during the game. That aside, the quality of competition has been great, which makes it exciting to have football back on the big screen.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Golden State Surveillance, JPP Precedent, NFL Concussion Case;
(2) Why Pure Protein Shifted Its Marketing Mix To Social Media Fitness Pros; and
(3) Colin Kaepernick Tops Jersey Sales In NFL

This week on Inc.: How DRAFT Survived the Daily Fantasy Sports Storm

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:


  • NFL agent David Canter says the NFL doesn’t care about player safety — “It’s PR nonsense to cover asses” [Cam Newton takes four shots to head, not asked to enter concussion protocol].
  • ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter indicates that agent Ben Dogra is only suspended 6 months, which could be shortened to 5 months, despite a 3-year ban announced earlier this year [Twitter].
  • Only 45% of NFLPA Contract Advisor applicants passed this year’s exam [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.