Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/1/2017)

A lot of focus on Ezekiel Elliott this week and his long-lasting appeal of the 6 game suspension handed to him by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Giancarlo Stanton keeps smashing home runs, which has been quite a cause for celebration in South Florida, even though it remains rather unlikely that the Marlins make the playoffs. My fiancee left for her Bachelorette Party in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico yesterday, so it’s a long weekend of relaxation and Gators football (man, I’m expecting a beat-down with so many suspensions) in a big opening match-up against Michigan.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Barcelona Sues Neymar, Tiger Woods Nudes, Jamaal Tinsley Overpaid;
(2) Mayweather And Pacquiao Win Pay-Per-View Bout;
(3) Crowdsale For Betting On Esports Competitions Readies For September Launch;
(4) Showtime Sued For Mayweather Vs. McGregor Live Stream Problems;
(5) Esports Startup Gamemasters Is On A Mission To Help Video Gamers Go Pro

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.