Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (1/13/2016)

It is hard to say goodbye to longtime contributor Chris Lesley; his contributions from Australia will surely be missed. But like many before him who have written at Sports Agent Blog and since departed, I wish him my absolute best and will do whatever I can to help him follow his passions. Tough turn of events for my Miami Dolphins this past week, between being demolished by the Pittsburgh Steelers and then losing our defensive coordinator to the Denver Broncos. He took a less-than-mediocre defensive roster and somehow helped the Dolphins make the playoffs. The NFL agent signings keep pouring in with more players declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft and deciding on their representatives. As always, we will highlight the player/agent pairings as the NFL Draft approaches. Finally, thanks to Super Bowl Sportsbooks for keeping the lights on this week.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: $27.5M To Tyrod Taylor?, Adam Jones Arrested, Diamondbacks Lawsuit;
(2) Why $2.1 Million Was Invested In A Sports News Subscription Site; and
(3) George Karl Wins Case Against Former Agent Over $10,000 Monthly Stipend.

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.