Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/28/2017)

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is behind us, and now comes the real fun? Two more days of non-stop NFL Draft talk with Mel Kiper, Jon Gruden and the rest of your favorites calling the shots. I wish every agent who reads this blog the absolute best as your clients get picked or don’t . . . it’s certainly not the end of the road, and we have seen many undrafted players go on to have very promising careers. We love sharing the successes of the agents and players throughout, so be sure to fill us in on any stories you have so that we can feature them on this site. Also, be sure to check out our 2017 NFL Draft Prospects/Agents list currently sorted by prospect ranking, which will be updated to provide information pick-by-pick at the conclusion of the Draft.

This week on Forbes:
(1) Former NHL Player’s Fight Over $10 Million In Future Medical Bills;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Aaron Hernandez, Eli Manning Memorabilia, NFL Agent Pleads Guilty;
(3) The First Five Years Of DraftKings;
(4) BITKRAFT Launches With 18 Million Euro To Fund Esports Startups; and
(5) 2017 NFL Draft Bettors: More Than 3 QBs Will Go In 1st Round

This week on Inc.: Why Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck Invested Early in His Career

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Law

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.