I really enjoyed spending last weekend in New York and speaking at the New York Law School Sports Law Symposium. However, it surely is nice to be back in the warm South Florida climate, even if it is supposed to reach 45 degrees here on Monday. And then on Thursday, I’m back up north. This time I am heading to Chicago to speak at the DePaul Sports Law Annual Symposium. It will be my second consecutive year there, and I am looking forward to hanging out with Sports Law friends such as Marc Edelman, Scott Andresen and our tax buddy Robert Raiola. This past week on Forbes: (1) Manti Te’o Breaks Silence, Says Every Team Has Asked Him About Hoax; (2) Daytona 500: How Important Is Danica Patrick To NASCAR?; (3) Johnny Football To Become Johnny Cash?: Protecting Manziel’s Intellectual Property And Ability To Cash-In; and (4) Not Broke: An NFL Player Who Earned An MBA And Focuses On Charity. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Formerly represented by Team One Management [Boras representing top Marlins’ prospect].
- And Bruce was formerly represented by Boras [Why I Chose My Agency: Jay Bruce].
- Execs from 17 teams chimed in [GMs Advise Students With Front Office Aspirations].
- Remember the lowly minor leaguer [Fire and Ice: Not Missing the Stress of the Minor League Spring].
- Agents are really whispering about potential side deals? [Teams, agents wonder about Brady deal]
- At least that’s what is being said publicly [Joe Flacco’s agent: Tom Brady’s deal has ‘no impact’ on talks with Ravens].
- Questions concerning sexual orientation [NFL will investigate alleged ‘impermissible’ combine questions by teams].
- Always recommend athletes use checklists [THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A SPORTS AGENT].