Sports Illustrated has its Oklahoma State story, Yahoo! Sports has its Southeastern Conference story. Those two beasts alone are enough to make your eyes tired. The idea of amateurism also is enough to exhaust you — don’t even try to justify the claim that it is a relevant concept in today’s day-and-age. I hope all the Jewish readers have an easy fast this Yom Kippur and are ready to put together a successful conclusion to the 2013 calendar year. This week on FORBES: (1) Film Featuring Ed O’Bannon, Arian Foster And Jay Bilas Makes One Wonder: Is The NCAA Finally Facing 4th And Long?; (2) How BioSteel Sports Supplements Has Quietly Infiltrated The Athlete Nutrition Market; (3) Will CFL General Manager Be Disciplined For Publicly Disrespecting One Of His Players?; (4) Live Sports Companion Rolls Out New Android App Designed For Tablets; and (5) R.I.P. NCAA Amateurism: The Student-Athlete Is Dead. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Andy Simms, Peter Schaffer, John Phillips [Ties between former Alabama player and agents documented by text messages].
- Commission plans to discuss at its September 25 meeting [D.J. Fluker/Luther Davis story has legal questions over Alabama sports agent laws].
- New September 15 deadline to file under currently California law [Notice to Former Players on Workers’ Compensation].
- Missing the playoffs would add to the pain [Yankees to pay record $29 million luxury tax].
- Another player leaves ACES [Jhonny Peralta changes agents].
- He wants to “de-mystify” the process for athletes to make a good agent selection [UNC AD says sports agents who break rules should be punished].
- Leigh Steinberg is hiring [LinkedIn].
- But first round bids expected soon [Providence Equity to pass on IMG after Learfield deal].