Another week, another city that is not my home of Miami. Today I am in Louisville, Kentucky, speaking at the University of Louisville’s sport administration program’s 5th Annual Speaker Summit along with ESPN’s Jemele Hill and University of Toledo College of Law professor Geoffrey Rapp. In case you have not yet done so, go ahead and pre-order my forthcoming book, How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know. Books will begin to be delivered on March 11. This week on FORBES: (1) Why The Philadelphia Phillies And NCAA Deserve Your Scorn; (2) Athletes’ Performance Steals Stage At NFL Combine, Rebrands To EXOS; (3) Balance Of Power Among Football Agencies Shifts As Relativity Sports Signs Pair Of Octagon Agents; (4) Is The NCAA Improperly Suspending Student-Athletes By Relying On The ‘No-Agent Rule’?; and (5) Prince Tennis Moves Corporate Headquarters From New Jersey To Atlanta. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- The New York Times on the agents for Michael Sam [Unlikely Partners: Rookie Agents and Gay Player].
- Former NFL player Sean Gilbert reportedly making a big push to be the next NFLPA Executive Director [3 things you didn't see at the NFL Combine].
- Says his agent Peter Schaffer [Brandown Browner plans to sue the NFL next week].
- In the words of basketball agent Bernie Lee [Why the CBA is bad for almost everyone].
- FIFA has provided updated information concerning how to become a licensed agent [BECOMING A LICENSED AGENT].