Friday Wrap-Up

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

Good morning from warm South Florida, where basketball is totally on fire. It looks like Miami, Florida and Florida State will all be making the NCAA Tournament, which should create a lot of trash talking between now and the start of the tourney. I have the joy of taking engagement photos today, which I am told is a very big deal. It’s this afternoon. Wish my lots of luck. Roughly a week before I head to Austin for my first SxSW. I will only be in town a couple days before making my annual March trip to Las Vegas. If you’re in town, then be sure to check out my panel. Shouting out to for their help this week.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Jose Fernandez Lawsuits, Leonys Martin Testifies, NY Giants Ticket Scam;
(2) $10 Million Investment Should Have A Major Impact For Sports Agency; and
(3) Big Ten Conference Blasts B10XB Brand For Trademark Infringement.

This week on Inc.: How a Former UFC Executive Found a New Role in E-Sports

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.