This week’s wrap-up is coming to you from Austin, Texas, where I am speaking on two panels at the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law’s 4th Annual Symposium – The Dark Side of Sports and Entertainment Law. It is my first trip to Austin, a town that many friends have highly recommended in the past. Two new Forbes.com pieces this week: 1) NFL Concussion Litigation: Breaking Down The NFL’s Persuasive Motion To Dismiss The Amended Master Complaint; and 2) Ryan Lochte’s Use Of “JEAH” Is Challenged By Web Company With Prior Trademark Registration. My Florida Gators looked extra sloppy last week against Bowling Green. Here’s to hoping that they start putting things together this weekend against Texas A&M, which will be A&M’s first game since becoming a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). As always, here are some stories that I did not cover in the past week:
- Purchased by Jerry Jones in 1989 for $150 million [Dallas Cowboys Lead NFL With $2.1 Billion Valuation].
- An epic move? [Aaron Rodgers stars in new Pizza Hut ads]
- I’m convinced he’s doing it just for the trucker hats [Nationally Known Attorney and NFL Agent Enrolls in Trucking School].
- Thanks for citing my Dartmouth Law Journal article [Prominent NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus scrutinized for relationship with former financial adviser].
- Boras is pushing Jacoby Ellsbury’s power [Scott Boras Overstating His Clients’ Skills season has come early this year].
- I wonder just how much influence Boras has over the Nationals’ decision [Area baseball beat: Agent Boras puts Nationals in a pickle over Strasburg].
- It looks like another lockout will be fought (partly) through the media [SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: CBA MYTHS VS. FACTS].
- But they won’t copy the NBA’s model [Chinese clubs want NBA-style salary cap].