Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/14/2017)

What a wild season of highs and lows for the Miami Heat. The team showed signs of promise in the preseason only to flaunt the worst record in the NBA at the start of the regular season. Then, the team got healthy and gave South Florida (including yours truly) a bunch of hope before losing out on a tiebreaker to the Bulls . . . a team that employs Dwyane Wade. It stings a bit, especially considering that the club took in many unproven players and probably pushed them to their max potential, earning them big salaries to come. Oh well, on to watching the Miami Marlins and counting down the days to NFL Training Camp. Quick thanks to Sporting Bet, Soccer and American Sports Betting site for their assistance this week.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: U.S. Soccer Peace, Sefolosha Settles, Lochte’s New Lawsuit;
(2) Silver Oak Signs To Become Official Wine Partner Of San Francisco Giants;
(3) Narly New Sports Sponsorship For Michelob ULTRA;
(4) Fnatic Esports Brand Receives Over $7 Million In Financing;
(5) Team Dignitas Puts Faith In Facebook As New Frontier For Esports; and
(6) Rick Fox Forms New Private Equity Firm With Esports Focus.

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.