I am back from many travels and will not be hitting the road again until next week, when I head to New York to participate in the 2016 Sports Law for Rookies and Veterans event. I guess the big news this week is that I am representing Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West in a lawsuit against a hotel for negligence. I put down some non-sports deep thoughts here. Would love for you to give it a read.
This week on Forbes: (1) Final Four Appearance Shoots Syracuse Apparel Sales Up 750%; (2) Villanova Owes Thanks To Fans For Frenetic Involvement At Final Four; (3) Alabama AG Orders FanDuel And DraftKings To Cease And Desist; (4) All Forms Of Fantasy Sports Threatened By Tennessee Attorney General; and (5) Shawne Merriman Sues A Teddy Bear Company.
This week on Inc.: (1) Why Employers Need to Stop Complaining About Lost Productivity During March Madness; and (2) 4 Simple Tips to Becoming an Instagram Influencer (Under the New Algorithm)
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- A great tribute from sports biz vet Andrew Brandt [Remembering Eugene Parker: The Agent Whose Business Was People].
- Adisa Bakari getting some heat for calling out the Bills D [Tyrod Taylor’s agent throws Bills’ defense under the bus].
- Speaking of Adisa, he’ll be featured on a new series that looks at preparation for the NFL Draft [Twitter].
- At least teams appear to be calling Wes Saunders’ agent [Twitter]
- I kinda like the analogy [Pablo Sandoval’s agent: “If you want to win, why leave the Ferrari in the garage?”].
- Bye bye eligibility [Maryland’s Robert Carter Jr. will declare for NBA draft, plans to sign with an agent].
- Pavel Datsyuk’s agent with a very agent-like comment [Datsyuk’s agent basically gives non-answer about Russia rumors].
- For coaches to understand the potential of conflicts of interest [CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: What Coaches Should Know About Their Representation].