April is a big month of traveling, with stops in New York, Boston and Washington D.C., two of the cities currently having teams in the NBA Playoffs, with Boston hardly counting among them based on their play to date. A trip to Milan could be coming in early May, but that may be derailed by a scheduled trial for Heitner Legal. I’m doing a bit less on the “speaker circuit” this year by choice, although I have thoroughly enjoyed providing commentary at law schools such as the University of Miami, University of Florida and more recently at Villanova University. Andrew Brandt, the host of the Villanova event, recently wrote about some of the insights provided at the symposium on his weekly MMQB column.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Eli Manning Memorabilia, Arm Wrestling, St. Louis Lawsuit;
(2) $30 Million Raised To Develop A Better Football Helmet; and
(3) Here Is Baseball Players’ New Proprietary Social Media Tool
This week on Inc.:
(1) $1.2 Million Raised by DFS Data and Analytics Company; and
(2) Why EXOS Extended Its Partnership with adidas Through 2021
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Terry Watson received 30 months probation and a suspended jail sentence of 6-8 months [Ex-agent pleads guilty in multi-year UNC sports agent probe].
- Aaron Hernandez’s former agent Brian Murphy tweeted that there’s no way Hernandez took his own life [Jeff Jacobs: Cowardice? Tragedy? No Absolutes In Hernandez Nightmare].
- Josh Jackson has signed with Wasserman’s B.J. Armstrong [Sports digest: KU freshman Jackson to leave for NBA].
- Alabama forward Braxton Key has until May 24 to decide whether he will return to school [Alabama’s Key declares for NBA draft, doesn’t hire agent].
- No word yet on the agent for Jackson [North Carolina junior Justin Jackson entering NBA draft].
- The Pirates bet $31 million on Marte, who is now suspended for 80 games [Olney: Starling Marte will now never return Pirates’ investment].
- Dr. James Andrews will be involved in sports medicine for sports agents event [ASMI].