What a week it has been. With barely any time left before I take the Florida Bar Exam, I have been bogged down covering the pending NCAA investigations at UNC, USC, Alabama, Georgia, and UF. It is nice to finally see the NCAA looking into a few agent/player benefit accusations. We all know that it happens, but it is illegal according to federal law, many states’ laws, and is in violation of NCAA rules. The players associations can levy penalties on convicted agents, as well. I will probably be out of commission at the beginning of next week, but I am sure my awesome contributors will pick up for my slack and provide at least a few interesting posts. Have a good weekend, and wish me luck! Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- Who gave Torii Hunter a first place vote? [Derek Jeter Again Tops The Daily’s Most Marketable In MLB Survey].
- Saying no to $2.4 million? [Kyle Parker Spurns Rockies Offer; Will Quarterback Tigers in 2010]
- When the states get involved, it’s time to take things seriously [N.C. Secretary of State starts agent probe].
- Let’s see if the same is true for the NFLPA [De Smith: “God help those agents” who violate rules regarding paying college players].
- Blake Baratz joins the crusade [RandBall Q&A: One sports agent’s thoughts on Nick Saban and the ethics of the business].
- Perhaps the NCAA should not be bragging at this point [Is The NCAA Really Boasting About Agent Regulation?].
- SportsAgentBlog.com remains independent. Our asking price is $1 billion [With Traffic Surging, SB Nation Buys One Blog And Starts Another].
- Lozano left BHSC, not BEST, but still a good post [When The Agent Is Sued And The Player Is Caught In The Middle].