The concussion litigation against the NFL is not over quite yet, but at least the NFL and former NFL players have agreed to initial terms for a settlement agreement, which must still be approved by Judge Brody in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Between that and the start of college football, it was quite the close to what was already a pretty crazy week for me. This week on FORBES: (1) Ravens’ Chris Canty Signs With Recently Expanded French/West/Vaughan Public Relations Agency; (2) Start Of NFL Regular Season Coincides With Concussion Litigation Settlement; and (3) Breaking Down The Proposed $765 Million NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Boras never shy to think outside of the box [Bryce Harper, Scott Boras and fun with 12-year contracts].
- The Israel Association of Baseball wants to turn more Israelis into baseball players [Israeli Baseball Pushes For The Big Time].
- The Mexican League doesn’t seem all that enticing [Stream of Talent Continues to Flow From Cuba, With or Without Permission].
- $82,000 at issue [NFLPA Goes To Bat For Aaron Hernandez's Unpaid Bonus].
- Presented without comment [NFLPA tells players and agents that urine collection rules will be “strictly enforced”].
- An argument to cut players in on the profits [Pay Us for the Preseason!].
- Such beautiful endorsement money for the world’s best [Federer, Sharapova Dominate 2013 List Of The World's Top-Earning Tennis Players].
- Bobby Bonilla always used as an example [Sports contracts can pay more when they pay later].