Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (1/26/18)

Wrapped up the first full week since returning from my honeymoon, and while I miss Africa, it is great to be back. Busy as heck over at Heitner Legal on all fronts, and I would have it no other way. Looking forward to attending the 2018 Pegasus World Cup this weekend at Gulfstream Park, which will have the biggest purse of any horse race in the history of horse racing. The NBA wants a 1% “integrity fee” for NBA games wagered on if there is a change in the federal law concerning sports betting, which is a pretty interesting way of classifying a new source of revenue. Anyway, on to the links.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Minnesota Vikings Miracle, Robby Anderson Arrest, Larry Nassar Fallout;
(2) Green Bay Packers Get Into Trademark Dispute Over TITLETOWN Marks;
(3) Esports Data Company Closes $3 Million Seed Round;
(4) Owners Of 76ers, Devils, 49ers And CAA Partner In New Sports Business;
(5) 2nd Annual Pegasus World Cup Offers $16 Million Purse And Promise Of Entertainment
(6) NBA Asks For 1% Integrity Fee From Sports Betting Operators

This week on Inc.:
(1) The Tough Decision for College Football Players in Leaving School Early to the NFL;
(2) How the Minnesota Vikings are Smartly Exploiting a Miracle Win Against the Saints;
(3) How Entrepreneur’s Should Tweak Nike’s Famous Saying for Personal Growth;
(4) How Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Could be the Savior of Brick and Mortar Retail

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.