Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/26/2016)
I really enjoyed being a part of a panel on daily fantasy sports last week at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. It was a top notch event with fantastic panelists and moderators. However, I was happy to get in and out as fast as possible, as this body does not handle cold quite well. No speaking engagements this weekend, but I am off to Chicago next week to partake in another fantasy sports panel at the 26th Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium. This week on Forbes: (1) Should Jason Pierre-Paul Be Pointing His Finger At Adam Schefter?; (2) Diagnosing DraftKings’ Spread Into The United Kingdom; (3) Representing NBA Players Now Harder, More Expensive; (4) WWE Snacks On A New WrestleMania 32 Presenting Partner; (5) Cole Hamels Sues For Getting Stiffed At Victoria’s Secret Show; (6) DraftKings And FanDuel Are Playing With Fire In Florida; and (7) Where Athletes And Off-Duty PGA Golfers Play Barefoot. And as always, some stories you may have missed:
- Maybe maneuvering to get a few more guarantees in a very loose contract [Report: Colin Kaepernick’s agents ask 49ers’ permission to seek trade].
- Andre Johnson’s agent Kennard McGuire says retirement hasn’t been discussed [Colts links: Andre Johnson’s future, Castonzo on Luck].
- Whether you rep veterans and/or rookies, you are wheeling and dealing at the NFL Combine right now [Dolphins meeting with Lamar Miller’s agent at NFL Combine].
- Steinberg’s “in” with Paxton Lynch was through Lynch’s father calling the agent’s office in Oct. 2014 [Leigh Steinberg: ‘I Would Never Try to Compete With My Younger Self’].
- The battle between the Orioles and Dexter Fowler’s agent [Orioles respond to comments by Fowler’s agent].
- This is one of the craziest Latin American baseball-related stories [Lazarito’s family denies investor pulling strings].
- $300k bail for Bart Hernandez to be released pending trial [Sports agent pleads not guilty to Cuban player smuggling].