Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (1/20/2017)

Today is the day that the NFL will officially release the names of the underclassmen who have entered the 2017 NFL Draft. Teams will make a tough decision as to whether those players should be selected over more tested individuals. Pro Days and the NFL Combine are coming and agents are busy preparing their new clients to put them in the best positions possible. Well, in today’s day and age, it is really about the agents paying for the expensive trainers located across the U.S. to get the players in tip-top shape for the aforesaid events, as well as All-Star type games like the Senior Bowl. It’s a tough industry where it is hard to compete without having resources ready to support recruits. Quick thanks to real money online casinos for keeping the lights on over here for another week.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Steelers Coach Arrested, Lane Johnson Lawsuit, NY Sports Betting;
(2) LA Gear Strikes LA Chargers In Trademark Dispute;
(3) Supreme Court Still Mulling Over Hearing New Jersey Sports Betting Case; and
(4) Roughly 100 Underclassmen Will Declare For 2017 NFL Draft

This week on Inc.:
(1) How a 30-Year-Old Became Head Coach of the LA Rams; and
(2) What Will Happen to Daily Fantasy Sports in 2017?

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Business

Sports Law

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.