Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/24/2017)

Miraculously, I came back from Las Vegas a winner, and actually made a decent amount of money between betting on college basketball games (a lot of money won on the Gators) as well as poker. Was about even in blackjack. Today, I’m in Gainesville, where it is currently illegal to place bets on sporting events, to speak at the annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium. I’ll be moderating one panel and will serve as a panelist on another. It’s always a joy to return to the school where I spent seven years, four as an undergrad and three as a law student, and also taught for a year. It will be extra sweet if I’m able to watch my Gators defeat the Badgers this evening.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliott Incident, Jose Reyes Sued, Penn State Fallout;
(2) Golfer Greg Norman Sells Equity To Evolve His Brand;
(3) Nike Not Satisfied With Third-Quarter Results As Growth Challenges Remain; and
(4) Lawsuit Claims Lane Kiffin Took Advantage Of Recruiter

This week on Inc.: Why a Hospitality and Food Services Company Invested 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.