Lots of 7’s in today’s date. It’s a big month for me. I’m closing (hopefully) on a house on July 31, which is not so easy when you’re also trying to run a law firm. Then, I have a tenant moving into my current place at the beginning of August. So, end of July/early August will be just a tad stressful. I wrote a Medium post on why I stopped serving as a sports agent. It was written from my phone while at the gym, but it seems to have received quite a bit of appreciation. Maybe I’ll jot down some more thoughts on that platform in the future.
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This week on Forbes:
(1) Nike Needs To Back Off Its Attempt To Spike Rob Gronkowski’s Trademark Filing;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Redskins TM Registrations, Michael Floyd’s Issues, Tim Duncan Restitution
This week on Inc.: DraftKings Keeps Grinding as FanDuel Merger Is in Limbo
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Steinberg responded to Young’s criticism of QBs in NFL while he was in Canada [Agent Leigh Steinberg weighs in on Vince Young’s decision to try pro football again].
- Tom Brady’s hometown discounts don’t help [Agent’s Take: Why quarterback salaries aren’t as high as they should be].
- Jalen Thornton’s father John Thornton played at West Virginia and is now a sports agent with Roc Nation [WVU target Thornton shares father’s work ethic].
- Jones was formerly represented by Hadley Engelhard [Matt Jones signs with Drew Rosenhaus].
- Harrison’s father stated, ““We left it in (the Boras group’s) hands and trusted their expertise It was pretty easy for us” [KJ Harrison signs with Milwaukee Brewers].
- Mark Bartelstein claims that Hayward truly had not made a decision when the first tweets went out [Agent tells Gordon Hayward’s side of the story from a wild day]
- Andrey Baranov is seeking $5 million from the World Anti-Doping Agency and its independent investigator [Russian sports agent files $5M defamation suit in doping probe].