My niece is getting Bat Mitzvahed this Sunday, which means it is time to celebrate (and start realizing that I am not as young as I think). Greg Oden is back on the basketball court and playing for the Miami Heat. Can’t say that is a statement I thought I would be making a year ago. The Jewish athlete is back, baby! Apologies for the brief down-time Sports Agent Blog experienced early this week, and many thanks to Craig Brissell who got us back up and running. This week on FORBES: (1) Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o Is Wealthiest Foreign-Born English Premier League Player, With Net Worth Of $64M; (2) Alex Rodriguez Will Fight On After Suspension Reduced From 211 To 162 Games; (3) Court Denies Preliminary Approval Of $760 Million NFL Concussion Settlement; (4) Smithfield Foods Increases Investment In Richard Petty Motorsports As Part Of Three-Year Extension; and (5) Jay Z Brings CC Sabathia Into La Familia. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Studying for the NY Bar has caused me to (unfortunately) take a break on his new book [Leigh Steinberg, the real-life Jerry Maguire].
- Can’t say I’m surprised [Report: Terrelle Pryor fires agent who ripped Raiders].
- Arn Tellem working the phones [NBA Rumors: Agent wants Rockets to trade Omer Asik, Donatas Motiejunas].
- Will there be a repeat of no hearings? [146 Players File For Salary Arbitration]
- Some of my thoughts included therein [Legal experts: A-Rod has almost no chance in court].
- Interesting, indeed [Sesselmann's agent responds to her being drafted].
- Hard work and long days leading up to Sochi [Sports agent Peter Carlisle].