Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/10/2017)

As of yesterday, I am 32-years-old. Beyond my fiancee reminding me “how old I am,” I still feel rather young. It’s a combination of mentality as well as physical routine. And in reality, I am still young. At least I’ll keep telling myself that. This Saturday, I’m excited to serve as Keynote Speaker at the St. Thomas University School of Law’s 2017 Entertainment & Sports Symposium. I have spoken there in the past, but never as a Keynote Speaker, which is a tremendous honor. Now I just need to figure out whatever the hell I’m going to say. I’m back from seven days in Houston. It was amazing and exhausting, but I can’t complain with being able to watch a tremendous Super Bowl live.

This week on Forbes:
(1) International Audience Willing To Travel For Super Bowl 51;
(2) Budweiser Wins The Super Bowl 51 Brand Advertising Battle;
(3) This Week In Sports Law: Cardinals Hack, NCAA $209 Million Settlement, Lights Out For Under Armour?;
(4) Kobe Bryant In A Trademark Battle Over Black Mamba;
(5) Drone Racing League Lands Allianz As Title Sponsor;
(6) Infor To Pay $8 Million Per Year For Brooklyn Nets Jersey Patch; and
(7) Fnatic, Echo Fox, NRG, Rogue And Immortals Sign Up For Mobile Esports.

This week on Inc.: Mark Cuban: ‘The Democrats Are Blowing It’.

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.