Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/16/2016)

I’m tired. I spent the entire week in Brooklyn for depositions in a pending federal court trademark infringement lawsuit. Now, I’m on a plan headed to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. I guess life could be worse! How about those Miami Dolphins? Always finding a way to choke. Story of my life rooting for the team. Amazing article published by the guys at Front Office Sports this week on how I got to where I am in sports business. Many thanks for taking the time to write it up.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Lochte Swimming Suspension, NFL Concussion Protocol, US Open Match Fixing?;
(2) Dallas Cowboys Start NFL Season With Trademark Battle Against Former Player;
(3) DraftKings Declares Victory With NFL Week 1 Despite Large Overlay; and
(4) FanChest’s Gift: Collaborating With Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen



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.