I don’t have much planned for travel before the end of the year, but I am planning on heading up to Gainesville for the South Carolina vs. Florida game in November and will also be in New York for quite a few days in the beginning of November as well. I actually haven’t been to NY in quite some time. If I owe you a visit, then let me know any let’s make it happen. A college basketball corruption trial kicked off this week, so expect a few links concerning that in the wrap-up below.
This week on The Sports Biz:
(1) NBA Introduces Fan-Friendly New Options For Consuming Live Content;
(2) Job Opening: Electronic Arts Seeks Senior Legal Counsel For Competitive Gaming Division;
(3) Job Opening: STATS LLC Seeks In-House Counsel In Chicago;
(4) New Amsterdam Becomes Official Vodka Of The NHL;
(5) Fan Donations Range From $2 To Thousands For Some Of The Best In Esports;
(6) PayPal Signs Partnership With Phoenix Suns, Including 3-Year Jersey Patch Sponsorship;
(7) NCAA Rules Are Not Laws, Says Jim Gatto In College Basketball Corruption Trial;
(8) Ohio State’s Plan To Become The Most Desirable College For Esports;
(9) New Jersey Devils And New York Islanders Shift To Exclusively Streaming Games.
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- 1st of 3 trials began on Monday, and it may just be a litmus test for future proceedings that involve people like ex-NBA start Chuck Person [First trial in NCAA corruption scandal expected to be a ‘litmus test’ for others].
- Good, thorough breakdown [Here’s a master guide to the college basketball corruption scandal and FBI investigation].
- Robert Williams named, along with many others [Former Texas A&M hoops standout mentioned in ongoing FBI college basketball case].
- Munish Sood said he worked with a sports agent to give a $30k loan to people connected with Fultz. [Former UW Husky Markelle Fultz named in NCAA corruption trial].
- Brandt’s comments concerning Le’Veon Bell’s hold out [Andrew Brandt: “As An Agent, I Could NEVER Advise A Client, Especially A RB, To Miss $855,000 A Week].
- Multiple alleged victims of smuggling and human trafficking operations have already given evidence to law enforcement agents or testified before a federal grand jury [Exclusive: The Evidence That Persuaded U.S. Department of Justice to Investigate MLB Recruitment of Foreign Players].