Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/10/2017)

So the days are dwindling down as we get closer to December 23, when I am getting married. Yeah, we even have a website. I also posted a picture this past week that our marvelous photographer took during our “Engagement Shoot.” A lot goes into getting married! But before the wedding, there’s a lot more traveling to do, including two stops over the next week. First, I’m headed to Austin for my first SxSW experience. I’ll be speaking on a sports business panel (surprise, surprise). Later in the week, I’m headed to Las Vegas for an annual March trip. Let me know if you’ll be in either location! I will definitely be placing a bet on Team Israel if they’re still in the World Baseball Classic.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Fantasy Football Suspension, Matt Barnes Arraigned, Johnny Manziel Comeback;
(2) Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin Sued By Sports Agency For $206,000;
(3) NFL Sponsorship Soars To $1.25 Billion, Up 4.3% Year-Over-Year; and
(4) Athleisure Shows Stability In Choppy 2016 For $87 Billion Sports Manufacturers Industry

This week on Inc.: How the Miami Dolphins Are Turning Their Players into Entrepreneurs

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



Sports Business

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.