Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/29/17)

Wow what a week it has been with all of the developments in the basketball bribery scandal that is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and investigated by the FBI. The agent community has been buzzing ever since the announcement of the investigation and charges against 10 individuals, including one certified National Basketball Players Association agent. The buzz continued when it was revealed that agent Andy Miller’s office was raided by the FBI and his computer was seized. Most people in the industry believe this is just the tip of the iceberg and certainly not the end. The investigation may be quite revealing concerning the underbelly of the world of basketball.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: NFL’s Aaron Hernandez Problem, Ezekiel Elliott Still Playing, OSU Trademark;
(2) Why NFL’s First Positive HGH Tests Deserve More Attention;
(3) What To Make Of President Trump’s NFL Ratings Tweets;
(4) Federal Prosecutors Unveil Sweeping Bribery Case Involving Adidas, College Basketball Coaches;
(5) How Legalized Sports Betting Could Bring In $6.03 Billion Annually By 2023

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:

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.