Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/16/2018)

What a terrible week with the inclusion of a school shooting at nearby Parkland high school Stoneman Douglas. My thoughts are with everyone grieving nearby. I’ll start this week’s wrap-up by republishing something I recently wrote on my LinkedIn page:

Ad Matai. I’ve been to Israel a few times in my life and always have heard soldiers state that phrase. It translates to “until when” and more loosely to “when will it be over?” For Israeli soldiers, they look forward to completing their obligation, as a byproduct of citizenship, to serve in the military. They want to get past the bloodshed and move to focusing on business, on production, on family. Today, I consider the phrase in relation to the #ParklandShooting and wonder UNTIL WHEN will we finally use our intelligence to do something about this epidemic of killing innocent civilians? Maybe it’s armed guards at schools. Perhaps it’s implementing metal detectors. It may even be making automatic weapons illegal. More focus on rehabilitating those with mental health problems is a must. We are a people who always find solutions to the most pressing problems. So when will it finally be over? Do we need another school shooting to wake up? Hopefully not. Our hearts can’t take any more of this.

Thanks to online casino for supporting us this week.

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Derrick Rose’s Deal, Josh McDaniels Drops Colts, NASL Sues Soccer Directors;
(2) Everyone Is Betting On Growth Of Esports Wagering In 2018;
(3) Major Baseball Agency Accused Of Secret Payments And Pushing PEDs In $3 Million Fee Dispute;
(4) Former Investment Darlings DraftKings And FanDuel Are Struggling To Grow;
(5) Sponsors May Be Pleasantly Surprised With NBA Jersey Patch ROI

This week on Inc.:
(1) With Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Boom, There is a Need for More Education;
(2) Why a Sports Exec Shifted from Formula One to Esports;
(3) How 3 Women Are Shaping the Esports Narrative Behind the Scenes;
(4) How a Startup Seeks to Rebuild and Decentralize Finance;
(5) What Business People Can Learn from Olympic Athletes

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.