Friday, November 28, 2014

Despite Winning Appeal Ray Rice May Never Play in the NFL Again

Running back Ray Rice has won his appeal. The celebration will be short lived, I suspect, as materially very little changes for Rice. He doesn't have a team and is unlikely to find one.

Here's my coverage of the story:

1) In this TSN article, I cover why Rice is unlikely to ever play in the NFL again. Spoiler alert - he's toxic.

2) I join TSN 1200 to talk Ray Rice.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Full Coverage of NHL Player Jack Johnson's Parents Blowing His Money

It all started with Aaron Portzline's investigative report into Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson having to declare bankruptcy after his parents blew is money.

Over his NHL career, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has earned $18 million. In 2011, Johnson signed a seven-year, $30.5 million contract. And on October 7, Johnson filed for bankruptcy.

While the parents spending their kids money is not an isolated incident, the magnitude of Jack Johnson's betrayal is spectacular and astonishing. Also very surprising is a player declaring bankruptcy during his career (at the age of 27). Brutal and nuts.

Here is a summary of the coverage of the story:

2) My interview of Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch who broke the story.

3) My interview of Andrew Scott, sports agent at Octagon.

If you're a player, get a good agent and a good financial advisor. If your parents are Goldman or Sachs, use someone else. No family.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

TSN Article: Can the Yankees Cut A-Rod

In light of the recent news that Alex Rodriguez has admitted to the DEA that he used PEDs, the question is now whether the Yankees can cut him.

For the answer, click here to read my TSN article.