It has been one wild week between signing up new clientele, completing major projects on strict deadlines, crossing The Masters off of my bucket list and returning to the University of Florida last weekend to serve as a Keynote Speaker at its Sports Law Symposium (video of the event is on YouTube). Today I am flying from Augusta, Georgia back to Florida and taking a pit stop in Jacksonville before returning to Miami. I will be speaking on a panel at Florida Coastal School of Law along with other sports professionals, including fellow UF Law alum Kristi Dosh. This week on FORBES: (1) 2014 NCAA Tournament National Championship Is Full Of Future Professional Talent; (2) Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Selected To Find New NBPA Executive Director; and (3) Mobile Sports App TheScore Reveals Second Quarter Revenue Of $1.9 Million. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- School should expect a big boost in licensing dollars [2 teams in NCAA finals is a good thing. Ask UConn].
- The future is undoubtedly bright for Mr. Wiggins [Draft Day: Drake embraces Andrew Wiggins, but will brands?].
- Behind the scenes with Erik Burkhardt of Select Sports Group [Meet the 33-year-old agent behind ‘Johnny Football’].
- The next Executive Director of the NFLPA? [Sean Gilbert lays out five options to agents]
- He wants to own “The House That Johnny Built” [Johnny Manziel bids for new phrase].
- The union is concerned about the number of team options in player contracts [Seduction of ‘donut contracts’ has MLB players leaving millions on table].
- Bill passed the State House of Representatives and Senate [Tennessee Set to Eliminate “Jock Tax”].