Miraculously, I came back from Las Vegas a winner, and actually made a decent amount of money between betting on college basketball games (a lot of money won on the Gators) as well as poker. Was about even in blackjack. Today, I’m in Gainesville, where it is currently illegal to place bets on sporting events, to speak at the annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium. I’ll be moderating one panel and will serve as a panelist on another. It’s always a joy to return to the school where I spent seven years, four as an undergrad and three as a law student, and also taught for a year. It will be extra sweet if I’m able to watch my Gators defeat the Badgers this evening.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliott Incident, Jose Reyes Sued, Penn State Fallout;
(2) Golfer Greg Norman Sells Equity To Evolve His Brand;
(3) Nike Not Satisfied With Third-Quarter Results As Growth Challenges Remain; and
(4) Lawsuit Claims Lane Kiffin Took Advantage Of Recruiter
This week on Inc.: Why a Hospitality and Food Services Company Invested in E-Sports
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Andrew Brandt says he learned as an agent and team executive that weight clauses are counterproductive [When NFL Contracts Want a Pound of Flesh].
- No clue which NFL agent commented on this [Did NFL try to cover up Dwight Clark ALS revelation with Tom Brady jersey news?].
- Credit Roosevelt Barnes for getting Swanigan’s diet on track [A sports agent took in a 360-pound teenager. He became Caleb Swanigan.].
- More on the Dan Fegan lawsuit [NBA Agent Sued By Century City-Based Firm].