Jamaica was an absolute blast. Met amazing new people, enjoyed being a part of a fantastic panel on contractual issues and thoroughly enjoyed going on tremendous excursions. But it’s good to be back in Miami and back to the grind. Quite a busy week will conclude with (hopefully) some relaxation. However, before I settle down, I am indebted to provide you a weekly wrap-up of sports business stories. First, this week on FORBES: (1) Despite Outbursts Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant Has Major Endorsement Potential; (2) Joe Mauer’s Multi-Million Dollar Minnesota Twins Contract Negotiation Revealed In Impending Book; and (3) Should Richie Incognito Appeal His Suspension By The Miami Dolphins? Guess I was on to something with that Incognito article. Here is the weekly wrap-up:
- Saw it coming from a mile away [Incognito files grievance against Dolphins]
- Former NFL player Ryan Riddle and agent Jack Bechta discuss Martin/Incognito issue [Inside NFL locker room culture].
- Jay Z’s role? “Beats me” [Mystery surrounds Jay Z’s role in Cano negotiations].
- Jeff Borris hates leaving the Winter Meetings with players still in limbo [Baseball focus turns to trades, free agents, A-Rod].
- Agent to Mexican star Hector Herrera [Nicky Blair, son of Tony Blair, scores million-dollar deal in sports management].
- A little surprising that CAA is out so early [CAA-TPG Out Of IMG Bidding; WME-Silver Lake and Carlyle-ICM Remain As Second Round Begins].
- The focus is on Adisa Bakari and Jeffery Whitney [The new law firm cash cow: professional athletes?].
- Media rights projected to continue to soar [Sports Revenue to Reach $67.7 Billion by 2017, PwC Report Says].