Sep
18

Wasserman Media Group Receives $100 Million Investment

Wasserman logo_0

Earlier this week, it was reported that Wasserman Media Group received a $100 million investment from a Silicon Valley investment group. The investment from Madrone Capital Partners is the second investment Wasserman has taken since the sports agency’s creation over a decade ago.  According to SportsBusiness Journal, two years ago, Wasserman received $25 million from…
Read More

Sep
17

Representing The Professional Athlete Week 1

Professor Peter Carfagna.

Peter Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” course begins this week. In Week 1, Professor Carfagna will lead the class on a journey through the current landscape of the NCAA and college athletics. This week the course will delve into the NCAA Bylaws, as they relate to amateurism, the current legal challenges facing the NCAA such…
Read More

Sep
15

Interview With The Agent: Kim Garner

cse

Kim Garner is the Director of Broadcasters at Atlanta-based CSE, a global sports agency that focuses on marketing, public relations, media production, client representation and digital media.  A graduate of the University of Georgia, the 26-year-old Garner represents the likes of Kristen Ledlow (NBA TV/Turner Sports), Coy Wire (Fox Sports), Evan Washburn (new NFL sideline reporter for…
Read More

Sep
12

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/12/2014)

New York Giants outside linebacker Jon Beason (52) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Giants 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Ray Rice.  What a mess all around.  But football goes on, and thank G-d for that.  Won both of my Week 1 match-ups in fantasy.  Hoping for similar results in Week 2.  I also would not mind a similar performance out of my Miami Dolphins and new running back Knowshon Moreno.  This week on FORBES:…
Read More

Sep
11

Interview With The Agent: Adisa P. Bakari

Alumni--Bakari

Adisa Bakari is a 1995 cum laude graduate of Delaware State University and 1998 graduate of University of Wisconsin Law School. Bakari has been admitted to the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar. He is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP and chair of its Sports Entertainment…
Read More

Sep
10

IMG Signs World No.1 Amateur Golfer Minjee Lee

Minjee Lee watches her putt on the fifth hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club-#2 Course. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

IMG has signed world No.1 amateur golfer Minjee Lee for representation. The 18 year-old Australian has turned professional, and will tee off her career at the Evian Championship. Lee is no stranger to major tournaments, having finished in the Top 25 in the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the US Women’s Open this year. She recently…
Read More

Sep
09

Ray Rice And All Other NFL Players Gave Up Their Due Process Rights

Ray Rice. Photo Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports.

By Charles Bennett, J.D. Ray Rice is not guaranteed Due Process of law with respect to the termination of his NFL contract. Earlier this week the Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice’s contract after a video surfaced apparently showing him hitting his then-fiancée. The NFL quickly responded by indefinitely suspending Rice. All of this came shortly…
Read More

Sep
09

Santa Clara Law Hosts Fifth Annual Sports Law And Ethics Symposium

sg

Santa Clara University School of Law is hosting the Fifth Annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium this Thursday (8:30am — 6:00pm) at the Benson Memorial Center.  Symposium panels will include the Brave New World of College Athletics, Bullying and a Culture of Performance, Match-Fixing — the New Danger to U.S. Sports and other trending topics…
Read More

Sep
08

Lions Ndamukong Suh Signs With Roc Nation Sports

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sits on the bench before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

In what may be one of biggest non-surprises in sports news in 2014, Detroit Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, has finally joined Roc Nation.  There had been rumblings earlier this year that the former University of Nebraska standout was joining the newer division of Roc Nation.  Earlier today, the agency made it official on its…
Read More

Sep
05

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/5/2014)

Golden State Warriors general manager (and former agent) Bob Myers is earning his praise in his fairly new role.

Happy NFL regular season.  Fantasy football is in full swing, and with my father texting me to ask whether it is safe for him to deposit money into DraftKings, I am now positive that daily fantasy sports is here to stay.  I will be in attendance at the Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots game…
Read More