Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/17/2017)
Here’s a special St. Patrick’s Day, Darren in Las Vegas edition of the weekly wrap-up. I’m in Vegas for what has been an annual tradition for so many years that I have lost count. Sin City is the destination of choice for the first couple rounds of the NCAA Tournament, and there is a lot of basketball watching and perhaps a bit of wagering going on.
This week on Forbes:
(1) DraftKings Raises Another $100 Million Despite Pending Merger;
(2) Basketball Agent Dan Fegan Accused Of Poisoning Employer’s Business;
(3) This Week In Sports Law: Lakers Drama, Redskins Fire Scot McCloughan, NCAA’s $1.4B In Expenses;
(4) Jose Bautista’s Brawl With Rougned Odor Leads To Litigation
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Malcolm Butler’s agent Derek Simpson was busy contacting other teams despite 1st round RFA tag [Agent for Patriots’ star cornerback is trying to get his client out of New England].
- The event was started years ago by NFL agent Joe Linta [Malcolm Mitchell, other Patriots take part in annual United Way charity event in Wallingford].
- Gators great puts the game aside, per his agent Greg Barnett [Percy Harvin’s agent says the wide receiver has retired].
- Truth: very few new agents will immediately be signing NFL players [New Agent Primer: The Draft and Your Odds].
- Magic Johnson credits Rob Pelinka’s role as agent for strong GM qualities [Twitter]
- Fegan’s lawyer says ISE’s lawsuit is “outrageous and filled with erroneous allegations” [ISE Sues Agent Dan Fegan After Firing Him, Claims He Was Operating A Side Business].