Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/16/2018)

Greetings from Scottsdale, Arizona, where I was delighted to be asked to speak to a group of financial advisors and CPAs at the annual Sports Financial Advisors Association. I return home today after a short trip out West, and hopefully have little traveling until my end-of-the-year vacation to Hawaii, where I will be enjoying a cruise, hopping around the various Hawaiian islands. I suppose the big sports news this week was Le’Veon Bell officially losing a full year of service and forfeiting a total of $14.5 million in the process. It is really interesting to have a conversation with current and former players surrounding Bell’s decision making.

This week on The Sports Biz:
(1) Goldman Sachs Says Media Rights Will Boost Esports Industry To $3B In Revenue By 2022;
(2) Job Opening: Inter Miami CF Seeks Director Of Digital Content;
(3) Job Opening: Turner Sports VP, Property Partnerships;
(4) PointsBet Taps Darrelle Revis As It Looks To Capitalize On Legal U.S. Sports Betting;
(5) Tennessee Tip Toes Into The Sports Betting Discussion For 2019;
(6) DraftKings Prepares To Open Its 1st Retail Sportsbook In Mississippi;
(7) Golden State Sued For Discriminating And Retaliating Against Top Ticket Sales Employee;
(8) Browns QB Baker Mayfield Lends Likeness To Barstool For Special Olympics’ Benefit;
(9) New Partnership Simplifies Finding And Watching NBA Players Compete At Esports;
(10) DraftKings Adds To NJ Presence While Resorts World Casino Preps For NY Sports Betting



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.