Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/30/2016)

Can you believe that we are already entering the month of October? It’s right around this time of the year that we reflect on just how fast time flies. Better make sure you make each day meaningful, which is certainly relevant this week with the very unfortunate passing of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. This week I made my first trip to St. Louis (where I am right now) and caught a Cardinals game last night. I will be speaking on a Sports Law panel at Washington University this afternoon.

This week on Forbes:
(1) Chicago Cubs Sue Vendors For Flooding Wrigleyville With Unlicensed Products;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: LeSean McCoy Sued, Curt Schilling Settles, NASCAR Discriminates?;
(3) Philadelphia 76ers Buy Into The Business Of Esports;
(4) NFL Enhances Advisory Committee For Underclassmen Considering NFL Draft;
(5) DraftKings Sued By Fantasy Sports Content Provider For Over $4 Million; and
(6) Owners Of Warriors And Wizards Now In The World Of Esports.

This week on Inc.:
(1) How Congress May Put More Money in Pockets of Olympic Athletes;
(2) Why Growth of E-Sports Must Come With Heightened Regulation;
(3) How Jesse Palmer Is Helping Save Youth Sports; and
(4) Ted Leonsis Explains Why He Invested in E-Sports

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:





Sports Law

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.