Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/31/2012)
College football is back, and very shortly the 2012 NFL regular season will begin. Hallelujah! I will be in Austin, Texas next Thursday and Friday, speaking at the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law’s 4th Annual Symposium. Come say hi if you are in town. Anybody out there picking my Florida Gators to win the SEC East? My agent (yes I have one, believe it or not) forwarded me this article from The Big Lead. I have no comment. But what about this 6-10 center who is attending Northwestern and wears a yarmulke while playing basketball? That is all kinds of awesome. I published the following articles on Forbes.com this week: (1) New Concussion Warning Label Won’t Be A Big Score For Retired NFL Players Suing Helmet Manufacturer Riddell; and (2) UPS Packages New Story-Telling Marketing Platform And Delivers “Ideas that Changed NASCAR”. Here are some stories for you to sink your teeth into.
- Sam and Seth Levinson have thus far denied any connections to performance-enhancing drugs [Role of Agents Raised in Scandal].
- But apparently Paul Lo Duca is saying the Levinsons, through ACES, introduced him to a steroid distributor [MLB probing agents’ links to steroid distributor].
- Formerly represented by Scott Boras [Casey Close To Represent Dexter Fowler].
- I’m quoted, but at least I’m not referenced as a sports agent [NFL Agents On When To Hold Out And When To Suck It Up].
- The man who has represented Sharapova for 13 years [Dealmaker for the Shotmakers].
- Fisher represents former Wichita State player P.J. Coisnard and Kansas player Brady Morningstar [Wichita-raised sports agent hopes to introduce child literacy program at KSHF].
- Talks about a young agent named Adrian Clark, who represents basketball players C.J. Miles and Dominique Kirk [NBA AM: Miles Ready To Fight For Playoff Berth].
- #TheyDemandChange [After London, athletes still pushing for Rule 40 change].