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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/31/2018)

Happy end of the month and I wish you all an enjoyable Labor Day weekend. I have completed two of my fantasy drafts by now and I’m already spent. What’s interesting is that I think as sports betting expands, it may drastically reduce the amount of interest in daily/weekly fantasy sports, but season-long (particularly with football) should remain relevant and exciting. Wild news this week came down with regard to Mychal Kendricks being involved in insider trading and then immediately being cut by the Cleveland Browns. That will make Hard Knocks next week quite compelling TV if, in fact, they are able to show any of the internal conversations that went down on a tumultuous Wednesday.

Also, there are so many new posts over at The Sports Biz from the past week that it’s just worth your while to head over to the website and consume them all. Also, don’t forget to join its growing Twitter following.

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:





  • Jon Kent says about the main role of a cricket agent, “There are a lot of different decisions that [players] need to make at different stages of their career – at some stage, they may want to go to England, or they want to play in T20 leagues… and this can also be complicated if the player is a borderline South Africa A or Proteas player.” [Inside the mind of a cricket agent].

Sports Law

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.