Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/28/2017)
The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is behind us, and now comes the real fun? Two more days of non-stop NFL Draft talk with Mel Kiper, Jon Gruden and the rest of your favorites calling the shots. I wish every agent who reads this blog the absolute best as your clients get picked or don’t . . . it’s certainly not the end of the road, and we have seen many undrafted players go on to have very promising careers. We love sharing the successes of the agents and players throughout, so be sure to fill us in on any stories you have so that we can feature them on this site. Also, be sure to check out our 2017 NFL Draft Prospects/Agents list currently sorted by prospect ranking, which will be updated to provide information pick-by-pick at the conclusion of the Draft.
This week on Forbes:
(1) Former NHL Player’s Fight Over $10 Million In Future Medical Bills;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Aaron Hernandez, Eli Manning Memorabilia, NFL Agent Pleads Guilty;
(3) The First Five Years Of DraftKings;
(4) BITKRAFT Launches With 18 Million Euro To Fund Esports Startups; and
(5) 2017 NFL Draft Bettors: More Than 3 QBs Will Go In 1st Round
This week on Inc.: Why Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck Invested Early in His Career
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- A feature on a football agent making strides from his office in Minnesota [Sports agent Blake Baratz knows how to make a deal in Twin Cities].
- It all started with one tweet for Terry Watson [Sports agent took a hard fall amid UNC scandal].
- Adisa Bakari and Jeff Whitney currently represent 43 pro football players [This black sports agency reps more HBCU players in the NFL than any other firm].
- Steinberg knows about battling back after hitting rock bottom [Roads to redemption have brought BYU’s Jamaal Williams and his agent Leigh Steinberg together].
- Comes out to $1,020 per square foot [Super-agent Scott Boras buys Venice contemporary for $3.18 million].
- Wasserman is leading the LA2024 effort [Casey Wasserman Talks Trump’s Impact on L.A.’s Olympic Bid].
- New Oklahoma law will take effect in November [Law to allow Oklahoma universities to sue sports boosters].