Wrapped up the first full week since returning from my honeymoon, and while I miss Africa, it is great to be back. Busy as heck over at Heitner Legal on all fronts, and I would have it no other way. Looking forward to attending the 2018 Pegasus World Cup this weekend at Gulfstream Park, which will have the biggest purse of any horse race in the history of horse racing. The NBA wants a 1% “integrity fee” for NBA games wagered on if there is a change in the federal law concerning sports betting, which is a pretty interesting way of classifying a new source of revenue. Anyway, on to the links.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Minnesota Vikings Miracle, Robby Anderson Arrest, Larry Nassar Fallout;
(2) Green Bay Packers Get Into Trademark Dispute Over TITLETOWN Marks;
(3) Esports Data Company Closes $3 Million Seed Round;
(4) Owners Of 76ers, Devils, 49ers And CAA Partner In New Sports Business;
(5) 2nd Annual Pegasus World Cup Offers $16 Million Purse And Promise Of Entertainment
(6) NBA Asks For 1% Integrity Fee From Sports Betting Operators
This week on Inc.:
(1) The Tough Decision for College Football Players in Leaving School Early to the NFL;
(2) How the Minnesota Vikings are Smartly Exploiting a Miracle Win Against the Saints;
(3) How Entrepreneur’s Should Tweak Nike’s Famous Saying for Personal Growth;
(4) How Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Could be the Savior of Brick and Mortar Retail
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Guice signed with Top Dawg Entertainment’s new sports division [LSU RB Guice signs with agent from Kendrick Lamar’s record label].
- Schefter says Garoppolo and his agent Don Yee may want to wait to see if Aaron Rodgers gets a new deal first [Jimmy Garoppolo deal could pass $25 million, Schefter thinks].
- Bus Cook putting in work [Jadeveon Clowney’s agent trying to get him paid after the best he’s played in NFL].
- Bland was alleged to have accepted $13k in bribes from Christopher Dawkins [USC fires associate head coach Tony Bland amid college basketball corruption scandal].
- Under the microscope with pending federal criminal complaint [UA says it has no written records of agents, NBA scouts at Wildcats’ basketball practices].
- UEFA says FIFA’s attempts in 2015 to reform monitoring of agents and intermediaries ”failed to address serious concerns.” [European soccer leaders call for cap on player agent fees].
- Power conferences voted to let men’s hockey players sign with agents and not lose eligibility [The NCAA is acknowledging that it won’t collapse if players can sign with agents].