Welcome to the first Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up since the site’s rebuild. I truly hope that you prefer the new layout of Sports Agent Blog over prior versions. The new look was launched on Memorial Day and is intended to provide a cleaner infrastructure, ease of reading on tablets and mobile devices, and some funky tools you may find while wandering around (such as the random post generator icon at the top).
This week on Forbes: (1) This Week In Sports Law: Tom Brady Appeal, Baylor Fires Briles, Tony Gwynn’s Family Vs Tobacco; (2) MGM Buys Boyd Gaming’s Share Of Borgata For $900 Million; and (3) Comcast Enters Esports With Sponsorship Of ESL And Evil Geniuses.
This week on Inc.: (1) Why a Japanese Mattress Brand Is Rooting for U.S. Gold in Rio; and (2) How an Israel-based Company Seeks to Shape the Future of Mobile Gaming.
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Burkhardt says he stepped away when he could no longer do his job [Johnny Manziel’s former agent opens up on his decision to drop the QB].
- It’s becoming much more common for players to sign financial advisors before agents [Tiki Barber says this was his dumbest financial mistake].
- Jets are irritated by agent Jimmy Sexton [Jets won’t sign Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $12 million deal: source].
- Rosenhaus gets wide receiver Hurns an impressive deal [Twitter]
- Roc Nation’s fun free agency representation window opens [Report: Kevin Durant’s agent told Celtics what players Durant would want to join him in Boston].
- Bob Sugar with Todd Gurley?! [Twitter]