Can you believe that we are already entering the month of October? It’s right around this time of the year that we reflect on just how fast time flies. Better make sure you make each day meaningful, which is certainly relevant this week with the very unfortunate passing of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. This week I made my first trip to St. Louis (where I am right now) and caught a Cardinals game last night. I will be speaking on a Sports Law panel at Washington University this afternoon.
This week on Forbes:
(1) Chicago Cubs Sue Vendors For Flooding Wrigleyville With Unlicensed Products;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: LeSean McCoy Sued, Curt Schilling Settles, NASCAR Discriminates?;
(3) Philadelphia 76ers Buy Into The Business Of Esports;
(4) NFL Enhances Advisory Committee For Underclassmen Considering NFL Draft;
(5) DraftKings Sued By Fantasy Sports Content Provider For Over $4 Million; and
(6) Owners Of Warriors And Wizards Now In The World Of Esports.
This week on Inc.:
(1) How Congress May Put More Money in Pockets of Olympic Athletes;
(2) Why Growth of E-Sports Must Come With Heightened Regulation;
(3) How Jesse Palmer Is Helping Save Youth Sports; and
(4) Ted Leonsis Explains Why He Invested in E-Sports
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Jeff Schwartz leads the list of highest paid NBA agents [NBA Agents].
- Bill Duffy has been paying Carter steadily for a screw up during his playing career [Anthony Carter still getting paid by agent 13 years after legendary mistake].
- Agents are concerned about money going to unproven Cuban players rather than established MLB players and draft-eligible guys [Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB’s next CBA].
- Coughlin’s agent is Sandy Montag, who denies that Coughlin is meeting about coaching the Bills [NFL, Tom Coughlin’s agent deny meeting with Pegulas occurred].
- Includes sports agent Drew Rosenhaus [SportingNews 50 Most Influential 2016].
- Changed the game of sports marketing alongside his trusted agent Mark McCormack [Arnold Palmer was a sports giant ahead of his time].
- There is a charge that the agent, Gaby Stone, stole £66,000 from a long-jumper [Sports agent denies stealing from athlete].