This week’s wrap-up is coming to you live from Houston, Texas, where the weather has been moderate and the Super Bowl events have been rolled out all week. Speaking at University of Houston earlier this week was a blast, especially because I was able to sit alongside former Sports Agent Blog contributor Mark Burns, who is doing big things for himself over at SportTechie. I’m really excited for the weekend’s events and being able to attend the actual Super Bowl. I usually return back home before the Big Game, but have the unique opportunity to be at the scene of what will hopefully be a very exciting game this year.
This week on Forbes:
(1) No One Can Top Tom Brady When It Comes To Trading Cards;
(2) This Week In Sports Law: NFL Marijuana Use, Braves Want $14 Million, Yordano Ventura’s Assets;
(3) Why Super Bowl Should Offer Online Streaming, Virtual Reality;
(4) New Jersey To President Trump: Keep Your Hands Off Internet Gaming;
(5) $4.5 Billion Will Be Wagered Illegally On Super Bowl 51; and
(6) New England Patriots With 3 Players In NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales List.
This week on Inc: The XFL’s Failure Was a Success for the Innovation of American Football
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Ahmad Nassar, President of NFL Players Inc., began his career in law as an associate at some Big Law firms [From Biglaw To In-House To President Of NFL Players Inc.: A Conversation With Ahmad Nassar].
- Bus Cook is a part owner in a company that is working to market brain scans to athletes who have suffered head trauma [Will a Test for Brain Trauma Protect NFL Players—or End the NFL?].
- “If someone had gone to sleep about 43 years ago, like Rip Van Winkle, and saw Radio Row then and saw it now, they’d be in cardiac arrest” – Leigh Steinberg [Radio Row boasts big name personalities, guests alike].
- Case of sports agent Bartolo Hernandez and associate Julio Estrada accused of illegally smuggling in Cuban baseball players [Jury Selection Finishing in Smuggling Case Involving Cuban Baseball Players].
- Hernandez’s agent told jurors “his business is baseball. It’s not smuggling” [Lawyers: Sports agent, trainer deny Cuban player smuggling].
- Eric Fleisher reps two Americans who play pro ball in Iran and is dealing with temporary suspension on immigration [Agent says J.P. Prince hopes to return to team in Iran].