Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/4/2017)

Well it’s been one hell of a week. The El Clasico Miami was an awesome event and my buddy Daniel Sillman did a great job as host. It is clear that Miami is a great host city for international soccer matches. Then, on Monday, I closed on a new house and home office, which is when the fun really began. There is no joy in moving and painting and organizing. There is also no fun in becoming a landlord for your other home, which I just became for the first time in my life. Headaches galore, but they all say it’s worth it in the end. I can tell you that the views of my new home make the bags under my eyes justifiable under the circumstances.

Special thanks to Football Training for helping us out this week on SAB!

This week on Forbes:
(1) More Than 8 Million Tokens Sold In Gambling ICO;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Oklahoma State v. Ohio State, Billy Walters Sentence, Michael Irvin Escapes;
(3) NCAA Fails Kicker Donald De La Haye And All Student-Athletes

This week on Inc.: How the Blockchain Is Being Used to Change the Talent Agency Model




Sports Business

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.