Hung out with the three Miami Heat championship trophies this week. Love those trophies. Earned a nice win for a client in the NFLPA’s mandatory grievance procedure. Neil Stratton at InsideTheLeague.com wrote about it here (subscription required). This week on FORBES: (1) Basketball Agent For Tim Duncan And Jeremy Lin Launches New Sports Agency; (2) Rory McIlroy Sues Former Golf Agent Over Commissions Tied To Nike Contract; (3) The Business Of Professional Beach Volleyball Shows Promise As Final Event Of 2013 Approaches; (4) NFL Network’s Rich Eisen Partners With Nike Football For Sports-Themed Dating App; (5) Will You Soon Be Able To Buy Stock In Arian Foster?; and (6) Arian Foster’s Choice To Be Part Of An IPO Comes With A Lot Of Public Disclosures. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- $550k in 2014 and club option at $600k for following year [Diamondbacks Avoid Arbitration With Matt Reynolds].
- On to the next one: Joe Saunders from Legacy Agency to LSW Baseball [Jerry Crasnick tweet].
- On to the next one: Ruben Tejada from Praver-Shapiro to Peter Greenberg [Jerry Crasnick tweet].
- Seek a total of $6.21 million [NFLPA files two grievances on Aaron Hernandez’s behalf].
- Never good when communication includes a request to delete the text messages [Culliver named in N.C. agent probe court papers].
- Real estate agent who provided $725 to Robert Quinn [Man charged under sports-agent law].
- Not surprised to see Brandon Spikes’ name mentioned [Court documents allege sports agent sent money packages to athletes at other schools, not just UNC].
- 5 agents have teamed up with the 65 schools [Schools push for changes to strengthen agent laws].