Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/24/17)

I heard a lot about how crazy it was in New Orleans for All Star Weekend, but also how miserable the actual performances were to watch on the court. I don’t think I’ve ever made it to NBA All Star, and with February being such a busy month, it always makes it a difficult trip. The NFL Combine is coming up, and we have been speaking with many agents in advance of the event. As always, Sports Agent Blog will have a complete listing of players and their representation for the NFL Draft. Quick thanks this week goes out to real money gambling sites for keeping the lights on around here.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: NFL Concussion Lawyers Ask $112M, Under Armour Sued, Darrelle Revis Robbery;
(2) Mental Side Of Sports A New Focus For Nutrition Company;
(3) NCAA Battles Big Ten For Marching On Trademark Rights;
(4) Rob Pelinka Poised To Be The Next Agent In An NBA Front Office; and
(5) Adidas Sues Puma For Confusion Between Three-Stripe And Four-Stripe Soccer Cleats

This week on Inc.:
(1) The Duo Dominating Athlete and Celebrity Appearances and Branding; and
(2) How This Former NFL Player Became a Pro at Franchising

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.