I’m in Jamaica with very little internet access, but a lot of sunshine. In fact, I will be somewhat surprised if this wrap-up even gets published. As they say here in Montego Bay, “No problems; ya mon!” Anyway, the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito hoopla seems to be getting more interesting by the day. I see that sports lawyer David Cornwell has been retained by Martin. That should make things even more exciting. This week on FORBES: (1) Jerky Company Relies On Association With Vernon Davis And Other Athletes For Growth; (2) Jay Farber – Poker Player And Next WSOP 2013 Moneymaker?; and (3) American Express And NBA Partnership Shifts Focus To Off The Court Digital Destination. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Expect more stories like this until arbitration picks back up on Nov. 18 [In Rodriguez Arbitration, Two Sides Play Hardball].
- MLBPA looking into $33,900 watch given to the Yankees second baseman [Jay Z’s gift to Cano investigated].
- Building up his clientele to ESPN’s Keith Law [Boras On Ellsbury, Choo, Drew, Morales].
- On Boras vs. Jay Z [Baseball’s fascinating new rivalry].
- Jimmy Sexton busting out his bag of tricks [AP: Texas is the only job Saban would consider leaving for].
- Tough spot for the NFLPA, which would face more scrutiny if it backed one player over the other [NFL Players Association will support ‘all players’ in Dolphins mess].
- The “disassociation letter” completely lacks strength [Despite NC State efforts, Leak continues contact with Pack players].
- USA Today is back with the rankings [College coach salary database]