Here we go with the first Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up of the new year. I can’t say that I am disappointed with how 2011 has begun. I am working on some very interesting sports and entertainment legal issues, and things are also quite busy at Dynasty, where we are working hard on procuring deals for our current clients and signing up new clients to become a part of our growing family. I’m going to leave it at that for this week and head straight to the stories I was not able to cover since New Years Eve:
- It does seem as though a lot of underclassmen are deciding to leave early this year [Rookie wage scale could prompt more underclassmen to leave school].
- I’m not so sure that there is nothing wrong with a player agent also representing a GM in the same sport [Let the agent wars begin]
- Paul Krepelka says they are “taking things slow and keeping it low key” [Hockey agent gets his shot at McCarthy].
- The MLBPA has determined that Boras Corp.’s loans to Edward Salcedo did not break rules in place at the time [Union finds no rule-breaking by agent Scott Boras].
- High ranking baseball officials seem to not be as convinced [Selig Is Said to Be Unsatisfied With Union’s Stance on Boras].
- Baez has signed 53 players to professional baseball contracts [Fraud charges for Victor Baez after he allegedly lies about ages of players from Dominican Republic].
- Leon Rose – the family man from Cherry Hill [Shot Caller].
- Len Elmore believes that the best way to combat agents, runners and misleading advisers is through information and education [Inside iHoops].