Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/9/2018)
It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the availability of the Second Edition of my book How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know, published by the American Bar Association. While it is certainly something many lawyers (and especially sports lawyers) as well as law school students will want to read, I wrote it in a way that I think any sports fan will enjoy and does not require any true legal background or education. If you do purchase it, then I would be very interested in hearing your thoughts on it. I talk quite a bit about popularized and personal experiences in the legal arena of sport. Next week I head to Las Vegas for my annual trip for March Madness-related activities. My normal group of friends has dwindled down a bit (I suppose that happens as you get older), so let me know if you’ll be out there!
Thanks this week to The Super Bowl – one of the top sporting events to see.
This week on Forbes:
(1) For 21 States Considering Sports Betting, Lack Of Uniform Legislation Is A Problem;
(2) How A Fitness Expert Went From Deep Debt To Owning A Successful Supplement Company;
(3) Pizza Hut’s New Sneakers Let You Order Pizza And Pause The Game;
(4) Report: FanDuel Is Actively Looking To Be Acquired;
(5) Drone Racing League Adds Cox Communications Sponsorship
This week on Inc.:
(1) This Blockchain-Based Travel Ecosystem Has Been in the Works for 3 Years;
(2) How a Sports and Entertainment Agency Says It Will Unlock the Power of Social Media;
(3) How Booking.com Is Differentiating Itself in a Crowded Travel Booking Industry;
(4) How This Company Competes Against the Likes of Spotify and Pandora;
(5) A Possible Fix for the Grave Threat of Increased Cyber Crimes
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Linta and his clients have raised over $1 million for the United Way [Joe Linta’s United Way NFL Players’ Weekend marks 25th anniversary].
- Brown posted an Instagram story showing Drew Rosenhaus explaining how the restructure will work [Antonio Brown restructures his contract to help give the Steelers cap flexibility].
- Claims that there is no need for Jackson to have an agent . . . yet [More NFL prospects should follow Lamar Jackson’s non-agent approach under the current CBA].
- Claims that Lamar Jackson should have an agent now to work the media and draft-process game behind the scenes [NFL combine stirred up controversial talk of racial bias].
- In 2012, NC State sent Andy Miller a “disassociation” letter [NC State told sports agent to stay away, but other schools didn’t know].
- David Sloane’s fine was reduced from $50,740 to a little over $10k [Agent’s Tennessee fine reduced for violation of state law].