Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/9/2018)

It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the availability of the Second Edition of my book How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know, published by the American Bar Association. While it is certainly something many lawyers (and especially sports lawyers) as well as law school students will want to read, I wrote it in a way that I think any sports fan will enjoy and does not require any true legal background or education. If you do purchase it, then I would be very interested in hearing your thoughts on it. I talk quite a bit about popularized and personal experiences in the legal arena of sport. Next week I head to Las Vegas for my annual trip for March Madness-related activities. My normal group of friends has dwindled down a bit (I suppose that happens as you get older), so let me know if you’ll be out there!

Thanks this week to The Super Bowl – one of the top sporting events to see.

This week on Forbes:
(1) For 21 States Considering Sports Betting, Lack Of Uniform Legislation Is A Problem;
(2) How A Fitness Expert Went From Deep Debt To Owning A Successful Supplement Company;
(3) Pizza Hut’s New Sneakers Let You Order Pizza And Pause The Game;
(4) Report: FanDuel Is Actively Looking To Be Acquired;
(5) Drone Racing League Adds Cox Communications Sponsorship

This week on Inc.:
(1) This Blockchain-Based Travel Ecosystem Has Been in the Works for 3 Years;
(2) How a Sports and Entertainment Agency Says It Will Unlock the Power of Social Media;
(3) How Is Differentiating Itself in a Crowded Travel Booking Industry;
(4) How This Company Competes Against the Likes of Spotify and Pandora;
(5) A Possible Fix for the Grave Threat of Increased Cyber Crimes

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.