Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/23/2017)

Happy post-2017 NBA Draft wrap-up of sports biz stories. Shout out to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for donating $6 million to create the new Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem. Big news in the daily fantasy sports world this week (I have a Forbes article below on it) concerning the FTC getting in the way of a FanDuel and DraftKings merger. Quite interesting as we approach the start of the 2017 NFL season, which is where there is most attention when it comes to fantasy.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: NCAA Punishes Louisville, Ole Miss Investigation, Sebastian Telfair Trouble;
(2) Supreme Court Ruling Is Great For Washington Redskins In Trademark Battle;
(3) To Prevent Fantasy Monopoly, FTC Blocks DraftKings-FanDuel Merger;
(4) 8 NBA Jersey Sponsors As Fitbit And Disney Sign On; and
(5) HyperX Selects De’Aaron Fox As Ambassador Ahead Of NBA Draft

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:


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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.