Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (3/18/2011)
Barak Netanya wishes you a Happy Purim. I am up in Atlanta, Georgia for the day, speaking to the student body at Emory University. I absolutely love this time of the year. I do not think there is a sport event as engaging as the NCAA Tournament. And the icing on the cake is that my Florida Gators looked really good last night. I don’t have them in my Final Four, but would be more than happy for my bracket to bust if it meant that the Gators make it to Houston. I just finished up another lengthy article. This one is co-authored and is focused on the October 2010 Amended MLBPA Agent Regulations. It was also just accepted for publication in the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. Thanks to the excellent members of the board at Virginia and Harvard; I am thrilled to be a part of your Journals this Spring. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- Gregg Levy seems to have a good point [League claims decertification came too early to avoid “sham” defense].
- He is the agent for Brian Robison and Ben Leber, who are both named plaintiffs in the Brady v. NFL case [Vann McElroy has ties to both of the antitrust cases].
- But who is an “agent” without the NFLPA to certify them? [Sources: GMs to log all agent contact]
- In case you get bored this weekend and want to read Tom Brady v. NFL [Class Action Complaint].
- It actually could make bonuses easier to attain if there are any offseason workouts [Lockout threatens workout bonuses].
- Getting paid is still a problem in certain countries [Foreign teams may not be a great option for locked-out players next season].
- Sam Porter says that market size doesn’t matter much if the team isn’t winning [If big markets are king, how about Beijing?].
- Allegations of a sports agent engaging in match-fixing [Cricketers in court over ‘cheating].