Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/30/2016)

Another year in the books. Tomorrow, Sports Agent Blog will celebrate its eleventh birthday. Isn’t that wild? A blog in 2005 was considered a personal journal managed by people sitting in their underwear typing away in their families’ basements. Today, millions and millions of page views later, this is the most respected source for sports agent information. Thanks to everyone who has supported this site (and me) throughout the years. There is no intention of ever closing the doors on this website, which continues to be a source for people interested in the sports agency industry as well as for all who already participate therein.

Last week was a fantastic vacation. This past week has been a heavy grind toward the finish line of 2016. How about the Miami Dolphins. First time to the playoffs in almost a decade. That was quite a surprise, especially after a dismal start to the season.

I wrote a quick post about business trends I foresee for 2017. Give it a read if you have a little bit of free time.

Thanks to for supporting Sports Agent Blog in this week’s wrap-up.

Happy New Year to everyone out there. Please enjoy yourselves, but be safe. There’s a lot of progress to be made in 2017!

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Rutgers Violations, New UNC Charges, WakeyLeaks Fallout;
(2) Why This Sports Agent Fee Sharing Dispute Would Make Jerry Maguire Blush; and
(3) Why Alabama And Clemson Should Improve TV Ratings On New Years Eve 2016

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




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.