Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/8/2017)

Shalom from Montego Bay, Jamaica, where I’ll be hanging out until Sunday. Then, it’s back to Fort Lauderdale for a week, some holiday parties, followed by real prep mode for the December 23 wedding. And a big Shabbat Shalom to my brothers and sisters in Israel, who finally had a foreign power in the U.S. recognize their position that Jerusalem is their capital. In my mind, it was well overdue, especially with prior U.S. presidents promising it but never delivering on it.

This week on Forbes:
(1) A Startup Sportsbook’s Big Bet On Creation Of Its Own Cryptocurrency;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Rick Pitino Sues Louisville, Harsh NFL Suspensions, Ole Miss Bowl Ban;
(3) With Team USA Out Of World Cup, Anheuser-Busch Will Push Estrella Jalisco Brand;
(4) Demand Soars For Orange Bowl Tickets As Miami Hurricanes Return For 1st Time Since 2003;
(5) Trading Giancarlo Stanton Is Derek Jeter’s 1st True Test As Marlins CEO;
(6) What’s Next For NBA Players Like Kristaps Porzingis As Agent Andy Miller Decertifies;
(7) Ndamukong Suh’s Retirement Plan: Real Estate, Tech And Restaurants

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



  • Dan Wolken notes that Jimmy Sexton already reps 10 of 13 SEC head coaches [Twitter].


Sports Law

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.