There is a lot of attention on the sports agent industry based on NFL rookie Joey Bosa refusing to sign a contract provided by the San Diego Chargers – the team that took him in the 2016 NFL Draft. These rookie contracts are structurally standard with only a few small points for negotiation. The dispute has become the subject for everyone to follow, with the Chargers releasing a public statement and Bosa’s agents firing back. Interesting to observe. If it lingers, then I’ll probably write something a bit more in depth on the subject.
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This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: NFL PED Probe, Ryan Lochte Legal Trouble, NHL Concussion Concerns;
(2) Kobe Bryant Reveals $100 Million Fund For Tech, Media And Data;
(3) Steph Curry Focused On Brand Expansion In The Far East;
(4) Why Smoothie King Wins With NBA All-Star Game Coming To New Orleans;
(5) How Josh Cartu Has Built A Brand Name In The Business Of Motor Sports;
(6) Comparing The Big, Growing Business Of Esports To Poker; and
(7) Oakland Raiders File Trademark Applications For Las Vegas Raiders
This week on Inc: Why 150 NFL Players All Flock to This Young Founder–to Get Dressed Up
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Momentum and support is gathering for the creation of a union [Former Mixed Martial Arts Champion Cung Le’s Next Big Fight Is Union Organizing].
- Also says a union needs to happen [Carlos Condit calls for higher paydays in UFC].
- Bakari reps over 30 active NFL players, including Le’Veon Bell and Tyrod Taylor [Influencers: Adisa Bakari Shows ‘Em The Money – And How to Handle It].
- Is Rich Paul’s phone blowing up? [J.R. Smith mum on contract situation: ‘Ya’ll can call’ my agent]
- More on Jordan Bazant leaving The Legacy Agency [Sports Agent Jordan Bazant Joins WME].
- Sports agent Casey Wasserman serves as one of the faces of the campaign [Behind the scenes, LA 2024 consultants work to push the bid].