Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up
For those of you wrapping up your Winter Breaks, I wish you a smooth start into your Spring Semesters/work hours. Today is my first day back to law school, and the fact that the temperature is in the 20s in Gainesville, FL does not make my desire to return to the classroom any stronger. Is Florida the only SEC team to lose a bowl game thus far? Here are some links that I did not discuss over the past week:
- Pacman Jones’ attorney, Manny Arora, has gone from being named Associate Dope of the Month, to a potential NFLPA agent. Word is that he has been recruiting some football players as of late [PACMAN’S LAWYER ENTERING THE AGENT BUSINESS].
- We may be seeing larger buyout clauses implanted in coach contracts in the future. In the meantime, WVU wants Rich Rodriguez to pay up $4 million [West Virginia sues, seeking $4 million buyout in Rodriguez’s contract].
- Standing 5 feet and 8 inches tall, Indianapolis Colts safety, Bob Sanders, has just become the highest paid safety in the NFL. Agent Tom Condon was able to get him a 5-year deal for $37.5 million, including $20 million of that amount guaranteed [Bob Sanders signs 5-year, $37.5M contract with Colts].
- Shawn Marion of the Phoenix Suns will be inviting some of his teammates, San Antonio Spurs players, and Jermaine Dye, among others, to his Hearts and Helmets charity poker tournament. It will be held on January 30th and has an entry fee of $1,000 [Suns’ Marion to host charity poker benefit].
James Alexander Taylor’s post on the positives and negatives that can arise from sponsorship in sport is the featured post of the week. Check it out on the right sidebar under Featured.