I’m out here in the Windy City (Chicago) for a full day of fantasy sports. I will be speaking, along with many other very qualified sports lawyers, at the 26th Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium: Daily Fantasy Sports and Sports Gambling. It was a crazy week of working for new clients and fully satisfying the loyal existing clients of Heitner Legal. Next week, I’m off to Washington D.C. and Baltimore. No rest, it’s grind time. This week on Inc.: How This Former NFL Agent Went From Failure to Startup Success. This week on Forbes: (1) Kirk Cousins Will Like That $20 Million Coming His Way; and (2) How CollegeInsider.com Changed The Business Of Postseason Basketball. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Leigh Steinberg’s comeback is a story in itself [20 years later, life imitates art for NFL agent Leigh Steinberg].
- Tom Condon joined the Schlereth and Evans radio show [Manning’s agent: ‘I know that Peyton has not decided’].
- Issue over Phillies allegedly manipulating service time to delay eligibility for free agency — agent is Ryan Royster [Grievance with Phils not a distraction for Franco].
- Cole finished 4th in Cy Young, but is only making $541,000 for 2016 season [Gerrit Cole and his agent, Scott Boras, unhappy with salary situation].
- Severed his relationship with Dan Fegan and Relativity Sports [Dwight Howard fires agent with free agency looming].
- Agents discuss the process of dealing with athlete egos, stress and trade rumors [AGENTS ARE GENERALLY ONE STEP AHEAD OF INSIDERS].