Wow what a week it has been with all of the developments in the basketball bribery scandal that is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and investigated by the FBI. The agent community has been buzzing ever since the announcement of the investigation and charges against 10 individuals, including one certified National Basketball Players Association agent. The buzz continued when it was revealed that agent Andy Miller’s office was raided by the FBI and his computer was seized. Most people in the industry believe this is just the tip of the iceberg and certainly not the end. The investigation may be quite revealing concerning the underbelly of the world of basketball.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: NFL’s Aaron Hernandez Problem, Ezekiel Elliott Still Playing, OSU Trademark;
(2) Why NFL’s First Positive HGH Tests Deserve More Attention;
(3) What To Make Of President Trump’s NFL Ratings Tweets;
(4) Federal Prosecutors Unveil Sweeping Bribery Case Involving Adidas, College Basketball Coaches;
(5) How Legalized Sports Betting Could Bring In $6.03 Billion Annually By 2023
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- CAA at the top with $8.5 billion in contracts under management [The World’s Most Valuable Sports Agencies 2017].
- The top spot is shared by Scott Boras and Constantin Dumitrascu [The World’s Most Powerful Sports Agents 2017].
- Danielle Cantor works with David Falk [The only NBA player with a female agent, Malcolm Brogdon speaks on social issues].
- Agent Christian Dawkins named in the charging complaints [NCAA scandal: Adidas exec talked about Arizona offering recruit $150,000, court records say].
- “We have rules and we have laws. But nobody gives a darn,” says Ralph Cindrich [‘Payola Out The Whazoola’: Agent Says Corruption Is A Pervasive Problem In Sports World].
- Alouettes general manager and interim head coach Kavis Reed says he hasn’t heard back from Colin Kaepernick’s agent [REED ON KAEPERNICK: ‘THERE’S BEEN NO CALL BACK FROM HIS AGENT’].
- Wasserman, Octagon, The Legacy Agent and Scott Boras believed to be in the mix [Heyman | Otani seeking agent more proof he’s coming to MLB].