Names In The News
BEN DOGRA, a "well-known former NFL agent," is due more than $14.8M to settle claims sparked from his being fired by CAA in '14. But CAA "filed a sealed lawsuit Nov. 5 to overturn an arbitrator's decision in the case." The response by Dogra's lawyers last week was to "provide the first public detail of the events surrounding Dogra's firing and the compensation now due to him." Dogra began working for CAA in '06. At the time of his firing, he was "overseeing the football division of CAA Sports" under a contract that guaranteed him $4.5M a year as well as 60% of the "residual net income of his division after costs and expenses" (STLTODAY.com, 11/26).
NAMES: Red Sox President of Baseball Operations DAVE DOMBROWSKI was named MLB Exec of the Year by Baseball America (NBCSPORTSBOSTON.com, 11/26)....A couple "locked in a legal dispute" with Georgia Tech basketball coach JOSH PASTNER "owe $42,083 in legal fees and costs for failing to comply with court orders." Pastner "filed a lawsuit against RON BELL and JENNIFER PENDLEY in January, accusing the couple of attempted blackmail" (TUCSON.com, 11/26)....Late former NHLer BOB PROBERT is the subject of the new documentary "TOUGH GUY," which will be directed by GEORDIE DAY (DEADLINE.com, 11/26)....Cubs manager JOE MADDON yesterday held his annual “Thanksmas” in St. Petersburg, serving meals to the homeless to “raise awareness to the issue specifically between the holidays.” This year marked the 10th installment of the program (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 11/27)....Free agent C YASMANI GRANDAL is the “latest player to leave the Legacy Agency,” as he will now be represented by Wasserman’s ADAM KATZ (TWITTER.com, 11/21)....The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance named Golden Knights President KERRY BUBOLZ to its BOD (REVIEWJOURNAL.com, 11/26)....A source said that Pro Football HOFer MIKE DITKA was “released from the hospital” in Naples, Fla., yesterday after he was “treated for a heart attack last week” (SUNTIMES.com, 11/27).