Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/27/18)

Hungover from Day 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft? I made the crazy decision of signing up for spin class at 7 a.m. this morning, before my body was fully adjusted back to the eastern time zone after a week-long trip in Vegas (by the way, a full week in Las Vegas is way too long no matter the purpose for your travels). While in Vegas, I suffered a few heartbreak Miami Heat losses, but at least a pushed on a big bet I had on my home team. I also witnessed the first competition in a new H1Z1 esports league, which was very interesting to take in live. The power of the esports industry continues to amaze me, and I’m excited to not only cover its happenings, but also do a lot of legal work for various individuals and entities in the space at Heitner Legal.

This week on Forbes:
(1) VVP’s Stratton Sclavos Says Esports Leagues Are ‘Everything’ As 10-Figure Industry Continues To Grow;
(2) How Paddy Power Betfair Is Preparing For Sports Betting To Open Up In The U.S.;
(3) NFL Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster Dances His Way Into A Sponsorship With Pizza Hut;
(4) Why The Brooklyn Nets Are Suing A Recent Sponsor In Monster Inc.;
(5) Drone Racing League Extends Title Sponsorship With Allianz, Adding 3 Years To Deal

This week on Inc.:
(1) 4 Hurdles That Pro Video Game Players Face Despite Finally Being Able to Earn Livings Pursuing Their Passion;
(2) 2 Takeaways from Restaurant’s Failure in Seating and Serving Giannis Antetokounmpo After Big Win over the Celtics;
(3) Why Former NBA Player David Robinson Is Investing in a $5 Million Round for SidelineSwap to Battle Against Amazon and eBay;
(4) Why INFLCR Founder Jim Cavale Didn’t Rush to Raise His First $1 Million;
(5) Philadelphia 76ers CEO Says He Runs It Like a Family Business and Talks About the Hardship of Working Parents;
(6) The 2018 NFL Draft Is Here: Here’s the Secret Success Tip Agents Need to Focus On and Why

And as always, the weekly wrap-up (all football!):


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.