Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/18/2016)

Being back in Gainesville last weekend was a joy, especially with a Gators football win. Let’s see if they can pull off the unthinkable with wins against LSU, FSU and then maybe even Alabama? Heading to Louie CK tonight, a big charity event Saturday night, friend’s wedding on Sunday and then off to Mexico City on Monday for the special Monday Night Football game between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans. No rest. No rest at all. Until Thanksgiving . . . maybe. Quick shout to Virgin Casino for keeping the lights on over here.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Chargers And Rangers Stadium Financing, Sports Betting Brief, Penn State;
(2) Conor McGregor Is Ready To Fill Football Stadiums;
(3) Alshon Jeffery Suspension May Cost More Than $3.435 Million; and
(4) Multi-Million Dollar Big Data Deal Paves The Way For Esports Betting.

This week on Inc.: Why People Are Paying $1,500 for a Yoga Mat

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.