I am putting together this article a day early and scheduling it to post on 10/7 in the case that I do not have power after Hurricane Matthew comes through Florida. Scored a couple of suite tickets to the FSU vs. UM game, so hopefully the storm doesn’t put an end to what would otherwise be a very fun event. But most importantly, I hope everyone that has had the storm come through their areas is safe and those waiting for the storm to arrive be safe throughout.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Redskins Trademark Update, Dez Bryant Settles, Concussions To SCOTUS?;
(2) Supreme Court Punts On Redskins Trademark And NCAA Athlete Pay Cases;
(3) Sharapova Suspension Reduced Because She Was Not An Intentional Doper; and
(4) Oddsmakers Begin Creating Lines For Drone Racing
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- My analysis of NFL agent/player data [Twitter].
- Many of the incentives in his contract were practically impossible to achieve [Ricky Williams’s Awful NFL Contract Never Gave Him A Chance].
- Talks have gone to a new level since the Pistons hired veteran agent Arn Tellem [Report: Pistons in ‘serious talks’ to move team to Detroit].
- Agent Pino Pagliara previously was banned for five years after being found guilty of match-fixing [Football agent lied to Telegraph investigators].
- A player allegedly told an agent to remortgage his house because the odds were favorable [Exclusive: Harry Redknapp reveals how his players illicitly gambled on their own result: ‘They’d all had a bet on the game’].