Good morning from warm South Florida, where basketball is totally on fire. It looks like Miami, Florida and Florida State will all be making the NCAA Tournament, which should create a lot of trash talking between now and the start of the tourney. I have the joy of taking engagement photos today, which I am told is a very big deal. It’s this afternoon. Wish my lots of luck. Roughly a week before I head to Austin for my first SxSW. I will only be in town a couple days before making my annual March trip to Las Vegas. If you’re in town, then be sure to check out my panel. Shouting out to https://www.gamblingsites.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Jose Fernandez Lawsuits, Leonys Martin Testifies, NY Giants Ticket Scam;
(2) $10 Million Investment Should Have A Major Impact For Sports Agency; and
(3) Big Ten Conference Blasts B10XB Brand For Trademark Infringement.
This week on Inc.: How a Former UFC Executive Found a New Role in E-Sports
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Kaepernick recently switched agents to Jeff Nalley and Sean Kiernan [Report: Colin Kaepernick’s agents say he’s opting out].
- The NFL Combine results do not change opinions on players much, says Andrew Brandt [Going Off Script at the NFL Combine].
- Went from Burkhardt to Rosenhaus, back to Burkhardt [Johnny Manziel re-hires agent Erik Burkhardt].
- Not bad publicity for Rosenhaus, who got his mug in a pic with Brown after the signing [Steelers’ Antonio Brown signs $72 million deal].
- Represented by Peter Schaffer [Detroit Lions GM Says It’s “A Disappointment” That Joe Mixon Isn’t At The NFL Combine].
- Abreu testified in the trial of baseball agent Bartolo Hernandez [White Sox’s Jose Abreu to jury: I ate fake passport on way to U.S.].