Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (1/6/2017)

Welcome to 2017 and the heart of signing season for NFL agents hoping to represent the best of the best entering the 2017 NFL Draft. Speaking of the NFL, this is a very important season for those of us who grew up in South Florida (there are not many of us). The Miami Dolphins have made the playoffs for the first time in almost a decade. It certainly overshadows the Miami Heat being one of the worst teams in the NBA. Don’t even try to contact me on Sunday, because my eyes will be glued to the TV watching a game against the Steelers that no one believes the Dolphins have a chance of winning. Quick thanks to Daily Fantasy Sports for showing us love this week.

This week on Forbes:
(1) Miami Dolphins Tickets Priced Highest In Eight Years For Patriots Game;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Athletic Director PAC, Russia Doping, DFS Update;
(3) Jabrill Peppers Going Pro With Jimmy Sexton As Agent; and
(4) Teez Tabor Turns Pro With First Round Management Representation.

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




  • Former NBA agent Odell McCants is launching a podcast to provide tips and advice on sports biz [Beyond The Whistle].

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.