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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/10/2018)

So I moved on from writing at Forbes after 6+ years of covering the intersection of sports and money (more on that here) to create a new website that is strictly devoted to same (TheSports.Biz) and would appreciate a follow of the website’s new Twitter account (@TheSportsDotBiz). I’m excited about the new project and have an appreciation for how difficult it can be to build a platform up from scratch, as it is exactly what I did here with Sports Agent Blog back in 2005. I think it will do well, though, as I will be contributing much of what I used to provide over at Forbes. It will be hyperfocused on sports business and I’ll do my best to not deviate. And so…

This week on The Sports Biz:
(1) DraftKings Becomes The 1st To Deliver A Mobile Sportsbook App In New Jersey;
(2) Lenny Dykstra Takes A Swing At Company For Failing To Disclose $400k Payment From Amazon;
(3) Sports Journalist Sued For Not Turning Over Twitter Account;
(4) Job Opening: USTA Seeks New York-Based Staff Attorney With 2-4 Years’ Experience;
(5) MMA Startup Raises $28 Million Series B Round With Help From Kevin Hart And Tony Robbins;
(6) Lil Wayne’s Sports Agency Is Suing Its Former NBA Client Frank Mason III For $90K+ And A Gold Chain;
(7) DraftKings Takes Early Lead In Sports Betting Competition, With FanDuel Playing The Long Game;
(8) 3 Investors Have Taken Over Royal Caribbean’s Mariner Of The Seas For The Ultimate Fitness Cruise

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




Sports Business

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.