Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/21/2018)

The Miami Dolphins are 2-0. Didn’t think I would be writing that. And they actually have a decent chance to start off the season 3-0 with a match-up against an Oakland Raiders team that appears to be in disarray. Happy New Year to everyone who observed Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur over the past couple of weeks. Let’s start this next year very strong. I’ll be speaking at an esports event in Miami next week called the Esports BAR. In town? Come check it out. I’ll be interviewing Alibaba Group’s Global Esports Director Jason Fung during a keynote.

This week on The Sports Biz:
(1) Tulane Sports Law Announces 12th Annual Baseball Arbitration Competition;
(2) Job Opening: University of Southern California Seeks Athletic Compliance Director;
(3) Job Opening: UCF Seeks Associate Athletic Director;
(4) Integrity Fee Still A Hot Topic For Lobbyists Representing Sports Leagues In West Virginia;
(5) Dolphins Rookie Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick Files TM Application For FitzMagic;
(6) It Only Takes A Few Months For Skillz Mobile Esports To Double Revenue Run-Rate To $400 Million;
(7) Priceless? Mastercard Signs Massive Deal With Riot Games’ League Of Legends;
(8) Corey Liuget Claims Ex-Trainer Owes Him At Least $15 Million For Harmful Conduct;
(9) Jameis Winston Sued In Federal Court By Uber Driver Who Accuses QB Of Sexual Assault;
(10) Ex-Goldman Sachs Associate Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading With Mychal Kendricks

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.