Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/23/2016)

Another busy week in the books. And another heart-breaker of a loss for the Miami Dolphins, a team that is 0-2 and somehow is the biggest favorite on the board this week (sure, it is the Browns, but still). I was in Las Vegas last weekend and had a quick trip to Dallas this week. With a few cases settling, travel should hopefully die down a bit, but not before I fly to St. Louis to participate in a sports business discussion at Washington University A thanks to Gclub for helping keep the lights on at Sports Agent Blog this week.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Derrick Rose Rape Defense, Memorabilia Fraud, NY Giants FB PED Problem;
(2) The NBA’s Six Year, $250 Million Data Deal

This week on Inc.:
(1) Why NFL Agents Are Furious With New Regulations;
(2) Why the NBA Is in a Tough Place with National Anthem Protests

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.