Hey Kobe Bryant. Here is your official, public invitation to come ball at my local Jewish Community Center (JCC). You know, in case you get tired of the one in Irvine, California. I am heading to Memphis, Tennessee tonight to host the University of Memphis’ first Agent Day with Jason Belzer tomorrow. We will also be organizing the school’s first Professional Sports Counseling Panel. University of Memphis is a client of start-up Collegiate Sports Advisors, which I strongly suggest you pass on to your colleagues at various university athletic departments. With so much talk about all the things that universities could be doing to better inform and protect their student-athletes, out-of-house Collegiate Sports Advisors is an excellent choice for schools to take a step in the right direction. Okay, I’m off my soapbox. Here are some stories I missed from the past week:
- About that need for Professional Sports Counseling Panels.. [Time for Transformative Change in Intercollegiate Athletics].
- Class action Complaint alleges that the NCAA has engaged in a long-established pattern of negligence [College Athletes Move Concussions Into the Courtroom].
- I provide an in-depth look into how and when MLB players compensate their representatives (unfortunately it is behind a pay wall) [Darren Heitner on MLB Player-Agent Comp].
- The new collective bargaining agreement supposedly reduces the number of rounds in the Rule 4 Draft from 50 to 40 [CBA Links: Michael Weiner, Draft].
- I have a feeling this fight is not yet over [Checking In With Albert Pujols’s Agent, Who Threatened To Sue Us Before He Knew What We Were Going To Write].
- Not many players on their rookie contracts win the MVP award [New “Derrick Rose Rule” will make a few rookies rich(er)].
- Many believe that the new “amnesty clause” will be used on Rashard Lewis [Poof! Goes a Bad Contract, if Any N.B.A. Team Wishes].
- Helpful list with regards to seeing who does not have opt-out clauses [2011-12 NBA LOCKOUT OVERSEAS STATS].
- This is an Op-ed that I wrote, which was published yesterday on Fox News [Does the U.S. Need a Sports Czar?].