Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/1/2017)
A lot of focus on Ezekiel Elliott this week and his long-lasting appeal of the 6 game suspension handed to him by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Giancarlo Stanton keeps smashing home runs, which has been quite a cause for celebration in South Florida, even though it remains rather unlikely that the Marlins make the playoffs. My fiancee left for her Bachelorette Party in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico yesterday, so it’s a long weekend of relaxation and Gators football (man, I’m expecting a beat-down with so many suspensions) in a big opening match-up against Michigan.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Barcelona Sues Neymar, Tiger Woods Nudes, Jamaal Tinsley Overpaid;
(2) Mayweather And Pacquiao Win Pay-Per-View Bout;
(3) Crowdsale For Betting On Esports Competitions Readies For September Launch;
(4) Showtime Sued For Mayweather Vs. McGregor Live Stream Problems;
(5) Esports Startup Gamemasters Is On A Mission To Help Video Gamers Go Pro
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Drew Rosenhaus went to work very quickly after Haden was cut by the Browns [Labriola on signing CB Joe Haden].
- Matt Zobel worked hard to become part of Devonta Freeman’s business team [Former FSU grad on path towards becoming sports agent].
- Gregory Williams was working hard to get his client, dropped by the 49ers, a new gig [Agent says LB Ahmad Brooks to finalize deal with Packers].
- Mudge didn’t have an agent, so he wasn’t sure how the Bills got his phone number [Bills’ Mudge puts milking goats aside to pursue NFL dream].
- The leaked reports were a bit unusual [Our Long Cavaliers-Celtics Trade Nightmare Is Over].
- Shocking: the belief that Rich Paul uses LeBron James a lot to help lure future clients [Did TMZ stumble on how LeBron quietly recruits future stars?].
- Before he got into drones, J.B. Bernstein was a sports agent [Using Commercial Drones in Las Vegas to Aid Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue].