Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/13/2017)

President Trump continues to tweet about players standing vs. kneeling for the National Anthem, and it has basically become the biggest issue surrounding the NFL and politics. Count me among the many who are tired of it all and would like to go back to when the NFL was an escape from politics and perhaps some of the negative items that cable news networks decided to display. Speaking of politics, I’m supposed to go to Turkey at the end of this month, but Visas have been suspended and I’m not quite sure whether it is safe enough to venture over there at the moment. I’m definitely interested if anyone has thoughts on the above. Dolphins are 2-2, embroiled in cocaine related drama . . . woohoo!

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Rick Pitino, NFL Player Info Breach, Kentucky Sports Radio Suit;
(2) Muhammad Ali Enterprises Sues Fox For $30 Million;
(3) Blockchain Technology Could Be A Game Changer In Esports

This week on Inc.:
(1) How a FanDuel Investor Is Preparing for Sports Betting Throughout the U.S.;
(2) Why ESPN Anchor Jemele Hill Needs to Rethink Her Social Media Strategy;
(3) How Chivas Extended Its Reach in Sports Sponsorship with GGG

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.