Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/22/2017)

Well this will serve as my final Friday Wrap-up as a single man. Hope everyone had a Happy Hanukkah and that those celebrating have a Merry Christmas. I’m in Boca Raton, Florida for the weekend, home of Lane Kiffin and his new 10 year contract with Florida Atlantic University. The views here at the Boca Beach Resort are tremendous. A week after getting married, I’m off to South Africa for six days in Cape Town and then a safari. We will try to keep this site fresh with new content in the meantime!

This week on Forbes:
(1) New 8-Team Football League Gives Fans Control Based On Blockchain-Based Tokens;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Saints Sued Over National Anthem, Rick Pitino Countersued, NFL Harassment;
(3) Why Pay TV Providers Can’t Count On Live Sports Consumers For Much Longer

This week on Inc.:
(1) How the Lines Between Online and Real World are Blurring in Esports;
(2) How This Entrepreneur is Fixing the $250 Billion Sharing Economy with Blockchain Technology

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.