Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/3/2017)

This week’s wrap-up is coming to you live from Houston, Texas, where the weather has been moderate and the Super Bowl events have been rolled out all week. Speaking at University of Houston earlier this week was a blast, especially because I was able to sit alongside former Sports Agent Blog contributor Mark Burns, who is doing big things for himself over at SportTechie. I’m really excited for the weekend’s events and being able to attend the actual Super Bowl. I usually return back home before the Big Game, but have the unique opportunity to be at the scene of what will hopefully be a very exciting game this year.

This week on Forbes:
(1) No One Can Top Tom Brady When It Comes To Trading Cards;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: NFL Marijuana Use, Braves Want $14 Million, Yordano Ventura’s Assets;
(3) Why Super Bowl Should Offer Online Streaming, Virtual Reality;
(4) New Jersey To President Trump: Keep Your Hands Off Internet Gaming;
(5) $4.5 Billion Will Be Wagered Illegally On Super Bowl 51; and
(6) New England Patriots With 3 Players In NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales List.

This week on Inc: The XFL’s Failure Was a Success for the Innovation of American Football

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.