So we wrap up the week of Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o. Sure, there were other sports-related stories (and many are linked to, below), but they took a backseat to the two aforementioned athletes. Also, Mazel Tov to Marc Trestman, the new head coach of the Chicago Bears, who is a graduate of the University of Miami’s law school and now the only Jewish coach in the National Football League. On Forbes this past week: (1) John Starks And Rick Barry Believe And Invest In Basketball Shoes With Ankle Support Technology; (2) NASCAR And Hewlett-Packard Are Driving Innovation With New Fan And Media Engagement Center; (3) The Business Of Colin Kaepernick; (4) Lance Armstrong’s Statement Unlikely To Turn Former Sponsors Into Litigants; (5) Disappointed Fan’s Lawsuit Against San Antonio Spurs Puts “Benefit Of The Bargain” To Task; (6) Bellator MMA Set To Air On Spike TV With Surplus Of Sponsors In Place; and (7) New Public Relations Trip Up Turns Manti Te’o Hoax Into The Latest Notre Dame Disaster. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- LSU has lost 11 players early to the NFL [Juniors making an impact on NFL draft].
- He had no standing to sue over dismissal [Court of Appeals ends case by former football player against UNC].
- Quotes from Andrew Brandt and me [Record 74 underclassmen declare for NFL draft].
- Octagon Football agent Andy Ross talks about declaring for the NFL Draft [Behind the 8 – Andy Ross].
- Michael Sheffield of Sporting News interviews former agent Jason Levien [New Grizzlies CEO off to fast start].
- Law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison investigated [Investigation questions whether NBPA should break ties with Billy Hunter].
- I’m sure he loves being called an evil genius [Are MLB Teams Done Playing Games with Scott Boras?].