This is officially the last post of 2010. If you missed my post from earlier today, please take a moment to check it out. I wish each and every one of you a very happy, healthy, and SUCCESSFUL New Year. With heavy labor battles regarding the NFL and the NBA, 2011 will certainly be filled with “Sports Law” related issues that affect players and their agents. And as the days go by, the MLB will inch closer to the expiration of its Collective Bargaining Agreement, as well. 2010 was a great year. Let’s make 2011 even better. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- McNabb isn’t firing his agent anytime soon based on his comments to the Shanahans [Donovan McNabb defends agent].
- He got an apple pie with the Giants logo on the crust! [New York Giants TE Kevin Boss shares Christmas with agent Shawn Smith, a Kaukauna native]
- Lon Babby had represented Hedo Turkoglu since he was drafted into the NBA in 2000 [Babby Trades Away Client in First Suns Deal].
- Duffy says he is behind 75% of the activity that happens to his clients leading up to the February trade deadline [Bill Duffy Q + A].
- And he is very close to breaking the record for the longest NCAA hitting streak [FIU baseball star Garrett Wittels charged in rape of two girls in Bahamas].
- Bookmark this bad boy [Arbitration Submissions — 2011].
- An NCAA panel two years ago recommended stricter punishments for serious rules violators [NCAA panel recommended TV bans].
- A potentially more serious loophole than the one involving Cam Newton? [Taylor Martinez’ Dad Has Licensing Agreement With Nebraska. Could Parents’ Businesses Be a Plausible Loophole for Illicit Payment?]