Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (1/27/2017)

Crazy busy start to 2017 at Heitner Legal with a lot of pending cases and interesting transactions being worked on. And with all this work, I’m headed to Houston for seven days starting on Monday, which includes tickets to Super Bowl LI. Speaking of which, our friends at say that Super Bowl LI will be one of the biggest of all time based on the betting numbers they project.

I’m excited to be in Houston for a long period of time. The week will begin with being part of a panel at the University of Houston’s Summit on Sports Media, where I will be speaking alongside many sports business professionals, including former Sports Agent Blog contributor Mark Burns. It will continue with a variety of events and parties, including but not limited to quite a few hosted by Bud Light, which has been very gracious in providing me with accommodations throughout the week. Shout at me if you will be in town.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliott, Las Vegas Raiders Relocation, Conor McGregor’s TMs;
(2) To Be Blunt, The Patriots And Falcons Stink At Twitter;
(3) How NRG’s Naming Rights Will Power Its Super Bowl 51 Strategy; and
(4) Ray Lewis Sponsors California Chrome Ahead Of New Bourbon Release.

This week on Inc.: Why Would GE Care To Be The Boston Celtics Jersey Sponsor?

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.