Well this will serve as my final Friday Wrap-up as a single man. Hope everyone had a Happy Hanukkah and that those celebrating have a Merry Christmas. I’m in Boca Raton, Florida for the weekend, home of Lane Kiffin and his new 10 year contract with Florida Atlantic University. The views here at the Boca Beach Resort are tremendous. A week after getting married, I’m off to South Africa for six days in Cape Town and then a safari. We will try to keep this site fresh with new content in the meantime!
This week on Forbes:
(1) New 8-Team Football League Gives Fans Control Based On Blockchain-Based Tokens;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: Saints Sued Over National Anthem, Rick Pitino Countersued, NFL Harassment;
(3) Why Pay TV Providers Can’t Count On Live Sports Consumers For Much Longer
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Wasserman has sent 4 players to the Japanese B. League this year [Sports agency Wasserman enthusiastic about finding players spot in B. League].
- Covers nearly 200 hours [Evidence in college basketball bribery case includes 1,300 intercepted phone calls].
- Says he found out the same way the media did [Brian Bowen: ‘I didn’t know anything’ about alleged payment to play for Louisville].
- The Lithuanian journalist sent an unsolicited question to Harrison Gaines via Twitter [Lithuanian Basketball Fixer Secured Two Ball Brothers By Getting At Them On Twitter].
- He’s done well for his clients, and himself [Jimmy Sexton, super agent to FSU coaches Jimbo Fisher and Willie Taggart, should be Sportsperson of the Year].
- Just under $9000 per month [Scott Boras Puts Newport Beach Mansion Up for Rent—Good Luck Negotiating!].
- Wonder how many players will try to pay fees in 2017 as opposed to waiting [Players may not be able to deduct agent fees under new tax law].