Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/2/2018)

It was a very tough week, as I have dealt with losing a client and friend in Dan Fegan. Interestingly, although I have covered the sports agent industry and served as legal counsel for many in the space over many years, I only first started speaking with and assisting Fegan in the past year. Previously, I had written about him, but found that he was somewhat reclusive; he never wanted to comment on a story. I had heard numerous rumors about him . . . that he was incredibly smart but extremely difficult to deal with. The rumors were true! But I grew to truly enjoy Dan and our daily calls, always on his schedule. I’ll miss him calling me at the most inopportune times to discuss strategy for the myriad issues were were handling on his behalf. My heart goes out to his family and especially his young son who was in the car when Dan passed away.

Anyhow, I’m in New York today and speaking at the Fordham Sports Law Symposium as well as judging the school’s basketball negotiation competition. If you’re around, then say hi!

Thanks goes out this week to online Arab casinos.

This week on Forbes:
(1) College Basketball Corruption Is Clearly Under Attack By The FBI;
(2) Drafting Error Could Cost University Of Arizona Millions If Sean Miller Is Fired;
(3) 30 NFL Players Venture To NYC To Prepare For Their Futures Off The Field;
(4) DraftKings Prepares Pivot To Sports Betting, Hiring Head Of Sportsbook;
(5) Nike Earns 9th Circuit Win In Jumpman Copyright Case

This week on Inc:
(1) Former NFL Wide Receiver Marques Colston Teams Up with Columbia Business School;
(2) Why Influencer Marketing is the Focus of this New Advertising-Based Company;
(3) 4-Time NFL Pro Bowler Richard Sherman Opens up About Cryptocurrency Investments;
(4) 3 Big Principles That are Likely to Lead to High Performance;
(5) How a Sports Jersey Subscription Service was Born;
(6) How the Big East Conference Has Survived 5 Years After Realignment

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.