Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/16/2017)

Last weekend I had a marvelous time in the Hudson Valley followed by some good comedy and eats in New York City. But as always, it’s damn good to be back home. Speaking of which, my current house is for sale. I’ll give a special rate to a Sports Agent Blog reader. In August, I’ll be moving to a new house, also in Fort Lauderdale, and on the water, which has always been my dream. Excited for Mayweather v. McGregor? It’s very likely to break box office records despite many people believing that McGregor has no shot in a traditional boxing format. But it will definitely be fun and you can certainly count me among the millions who will be tuning in.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: David Beckham In Miami, NHL Wins Concussion Case, New Sandusky Victim Suit;
(2) Drone League Races Toward Another $20 Million Raise;
(3) Additional $10 Million Raised For Top Performing Football Helmet Company;
(4) Russell Westbrook Invests In Social Media News Startup;
(5) Live Nation, MSG, Roc Nation, WME/IMG And Tao Group Invest In Location-Sharing Startup
(6) A Golfer’s Getaway Only 2 Hours Outside New York City

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.