Well we have finally made it to the month of December. 22 days until I get married and a month until I go to South Africa for my honeymoon. Business is booming at Heitner Legal, with many cases settling to the delight of clients and with the firm picking up a lot of new clients in its Family Law division that was created roughly a year ago. I’m headed to Montego Bay, Jamaica this Thursday-Sunday and hopefully my ankle is healed enough from a basketball injury to hit a few golf courses while I’m out there. I am going to make it my New Year’s Resolution to finally take golf lessons and become better at the game. Seems attainable. Happy to have a new coach in Gainesville and Dan Mullen has my full support!
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Jerry Jones Backing Off, Atlanta Braves Punished, Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years;
(2) Former Agent Takes On NFL, NFLPA In Federal Court;
(3) How An ICO Plans On Changing The World Of Video Games;
(4) Startup Shoulder Pad Company Is Making A Push To Be Top NFL Provider
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Snow represents 16 players [Basketball alum Alvin Snow, now a sports agent, gives back].
- Melton being held guilty until proven innocent based on basketball scandal that includes Christian Dawkins [USC’s De’Anthony Melton remains in basketball purgatory because the NCAA won’t do its job of protecting student-athletes].
- It shows Dawkins getting $5,000 and leaving with it [Video reveals key inconsistency in FBI complaint that led USC to sit De’Anthony Melton].
- Without an agent, it’s tough for interested teams to do any “back channeling” [Teams hesitant in DeAndre Jordan trade due to him having no agent].
- Greg Schiano would have been the 5th straight head coach at Tennessee represented by Jimmy Sexton [Tennessee has interesting head coach connection with sports agent Jimmy Sexton].
- Kevin Scanlon, who has experience as a sports agent, considered as possible Arkansas AD [UA football: Arkansas hires search firms].
- Athletics director Ray Anderson served as Edwards’ agent when he was an NFL head coach [Herm Edwards expected to take ASU job pending Crow approval].