It was a very tough week, as I have dealt with losing a client and friend in Dan Fegan. Interestingly, although I have covered the sports agent industry and served as legal counsel for many in the space over many years, I only first started speaking with and assisting Fegan in the past year. Previously, I had written about him, but found that he was somewhat reclusive; he never wanted to comment on a story. I had heard numerous rumors about him . . . that he was incredibly smart but extremely difficult to deal with. The rumors were true! But I grew to truly enjoy Dan and our daily calls, always on his schedule. I’ll miss him calling me at the most inopportune times to discuss strategy for the myriad issues were were handling on his behalf. My heart goes out to his family and especially his young son who was in the car when Dan passed away.
Anyhow, I’m in New York today and speaking at the Fordham Sports Law Symposium as well as judging the school’s basketball negotiation competition. If you’re around, then say hi!
Thanks goes out this week to online Arab casinos.
This week on Forbes:
(1) College Basketball Corruption Is Clearly Under Attack By The FBI;
(2) Drafting Error Could Cost University Of Arizona Millions If Sean Miller Is Fired;
(3) 30 NFL Players Venture To NYC To Prepare For Their Futures Off The Field;
(4) DraftKings Prepares Pivot To Sports Betting, Hiring Head Of Sportsbook;
(5) Nike Earns 9th Circuit Win In Jumpman Copyright Case
This week on Inc:
(1) Former NFL Wide Receiver Marques Colston Teams Up with Columbia Business School;
(2) Why Influencer Marketing is the Focus of this New Advertising-Based Company;
(3) 4-Time NFL Pro Bowler Richard Sherman Opens up About Cryptocurrency Investments;
(4) 3 Big Principles That are Likely to Lead to High Performance;
(5) How a Sports Jersey Subscription Service was Born;
(6) How the Big East Conference Has Survived 5 Years After Realignment
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Christian Dawkins’ lawyer is disgusted with the leaks [Sports agent’s lawyer calls leak of FBI evidence to Yahoo Sports ‘outwardly brazen’].
- Regent Jay Heiler says he “found the complete lack of context around the reported content to be frankly unacceptable when measured against journalistic standards that I’ve always believed in” [Arizona Regent: ESPN Sean Miller report used ‘frankly unacceptable’ journalism standards].
- The trial is set to begin October 1 [Judge refuses to throw out wiretaps in Christian Dawkins’ FBI hoops case].
- Shaq’s son picks a new school [Shareef O’Neal commits to UCLA after decommitting from Arizona].
- Alternative developmental football league signs Adidas as founding partner [Agent Don Yee lands Adidas as sponsor for Pacific Pro Football].
- Far from the norm, but something discussed every year [Report: Lamar Jackson hasn’t hired an agent, will be represented by his mother].