Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/2/2018)

Happy November to everybody. I had a blast last weekend in Jacksonville for Florida/Georgia, and while the Gators did not win, the defensive line looked amazing. I believe we are the highest ranked two-loss team in the initial College Football Playoff ranking, so that says a lot about what Dan Mullen has been able to accomplish in his first year as head coach of the football team that has gone through many years of struggles. Meanwhile, my favorite pro football team — the Miami Dolphins — as well as my NBA team Miami Heat are not doing so well. I am more hopeful about the Dolphins, but with injuries stacking up it could be a long second half of the season.

I’ll be up in New York from Saturday through Thursday, so if you’re in or around the city, hit me up and let’s see if we can meet up somehow, some way.

This week on The Sports Biz:
(1) JuJu Smith-Schuster Signs 6-Figure Deal With The Black Tux;
(2) What’s The Angst Over Florida Amendment 3;
(3) Job Opening: NBPA’s THINK450 Seeks Associate Counsel;
(4) Job Opening: Yahoo Sports Seeks Senior Editor;
(5) Trademark Opposition Filed By LA Angels Is A Terrible Look For The MLB Club;
(6) MGM Opens Wallet, NHL Commissioner Changes His Position On Sports Betting;
(7) $764.5 Million: What Alcohol Beverage Brands Spend Per Year On Sports Sponsorship;
(8) $16M Series B In Jackpocket Includes Participation Former NBA Commish David Stern;
(9) Under Armour’s Q3 Results Lead To Massive Stock Surge;
(10) $7.7 Million Forfeited By Le’Veon Bell And Only 2 Weeks To Change His Mind

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:




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.