Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/2/2018)

I had a great time yesterday making my annual visit to Professor Carfagna’s athlete representation class that he teaches at the University of Miami College of Law. It appears that there are some very bright minds enrolled who have a strong future in Sports Law. I will actually be back on Miami’s campus on February 16 for the 2018 Global Entertainment & Sport Conference, speaking on a panel titled, “Financial Decisions for the Sport & Entertainment Industry.” More info about the conference here. Well, it’s Super Bowl weekend, and I decided to stay at home this year as opposed to battling the frigid temperatures in Minnesota. But kudos to those who braved it out and are surviving up in the north. I’m rooting for the Eagles. I’ve worked with more players on that team, so it justifies my heart’s position.

This week on Forbes:
(1) Sports Betting Aggregator Prepares For Possible Push In The U.S.;
(2) NFLPA Adds Continuing Education Requirement For All Agents;
(3) NCAA Files Trademark Action Against Owner Of Markdown Madness;
(4) Esports Digital Trading Card Company Receives $2 Million In Seed Funding

On Inc.:
(1) Why the XFL Has a Real Shot to Succeed in its 2nd Time Around;
(2) Billions Will Once Again Be Illegally Wagered on the Super Bowl;
(3) How the NFL Players Association Will Keep NFL Agents on Their Toes;
(4) How the Blockchain Could Benefit the Unbanked and Underbanked

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.