Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/28/2018)

I had a good time this week participating at the ESports BAR Miami conference that took place at the 1 Hotel in South Beach. It was a nice congregation of esports professionals from around the world. In fact, I had the honor of sharing the stage with the Director of Esports for Alibaba’s Alisports division and interviewing him for the main keynote of the event. After that, I had a day in Jacksonsville for Heitner Legal business and I’m definitely ready for the week to come to a close. It’s weird to be saying this, but I suppose this weekend’s Dolphins vs. Patriots game is more important for the 1-2 Patriots than the 3-0 Dolphins. Can’t believe that the Dolphins have a chance to start 4-0!

This week on The Sports Biz:
(1) FanDuel Gets A Public Relations Win By Paying Out $82K On 750-1 New Jersey Sports Bet;
(2) Job Opening: NFLPA Is Offering $40K For A Legal Coordinator;
(3) Job Opening: Fanatics Looks To Find Associate General Counsel;
(4) Green Monster Vs Green Monstah; Boston Red Sox Fight Relish Trademark Filing;
(5) Big Brands Have Big Choices To Make As They Enter The Esports Arena;
(6) Why Many Sports Fans Still Aren’t Willing To Cut The Cord;
(7) Basketball Recruiting Business Sued By New York State Attorney General;
(8) Did You See That Play? Why Highlights Are So Important For Sports Media Distributors;
(9) Former NFL Agent Loses Case Over Three Year Rule;
(10) Integrity, Integrity, Integrity, Says NFL, In Effort To Capitalize On Sports Betting;
(11) 888 Holdings Highlights US Sports Betting Potential In 1st Half Report;
(12) 7th Stadia Ventures Sports Business Accelerator Program Taps New Class Of Companies

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




  • The vocal Allan Walsh says that players are seeking a structure in their standard player contracts with a significant signing bonus for the 2020-21 season payable on July 1st, which would then be paid even if there were a lockout instituted by the owners [NHL Agent on Possible Lockout: You Have to Prepare for the Worst].


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.