Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/16/2016)

Labor peace in Major League Baseball and now the NBA. It’s a good thing for fans and hopefully works out for owners and players as well. I am taking a real vacation next week, a week-long Celebrity cruise from Saturday through Saturday, so it is very unlikely that you will get a Friday wrap-up next week. Sorry folks. Miami Dolphins seem to have a chance at the playoffs, but will have to get there with backup quarterback Matt Moore. That should be interesting. Lots of Jerry Maguire links below . . . the movie was released 20 years ago.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Michael Jordan Wins In China, Matt Barnes And DeMarcus Cousins Sued;
(2) NFL Concussion Case Closed, Fight Shifts To Insurers; and
(3) Spalding Signs Chris Paul While Celebrating 125 Years Of Basketball

This week on Inc.: The NFL’s Questionable London Games Series Strategy

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.