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June 4, 2024

Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts Top NFLPA's Group Licensing Winners 

The Kansas City Chiefs came out on top of the 2023 NFL season. Now, the team’s top players have even more to celebrate. Patrick Mahomes (No. 1, $3.6 million) and Travis Kelce (No. 4, $2.4 million) occupied two of the top five spots of the NFLPA‘s report on group licensing and marketing earnings for the season for sales of products including their likeness such as jerseys and video games. Jalen Hurts and Josh Allen rounded out the top four. Nearly every player in the league took home at least $32,000 from the agreement.


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Skydance Reportedly Lands Winning Bid for Paramount

After months of negotiations, it appears that Paramount finally has settled on terms for a merger. The parent company of CBS, MTV, and more has reportedly agreed upon the terms of purchase with Skydance. According to CNBC, the deal includes a $2 billion price tag, plus an additional $1.5 billion in cash from Skydance and Redbird Capital to buy down its debt. However, the deal requires a final sign-off from Shari Redstone, whose National Amusements owns 77% of Paramount.

Justin Jefferson Makes NFL History with New Contract

Justin Jefferson is staying put in the Twin Cities. The speedy receiver made history on Monday as he signed the highest contract for a non-quarterback in NFL history. Jefferson and the Vikings agreed to a four-year, $140 million contract with $110 million guaranteed. Jefferson confirmed the news on Instagram, calling it “the deal I’ve been waiting for since I was a little kid.”

Carmelo Anthony Heads Down Under for New Role with NBL

Carmelo Anthony is one of the busiest men in basketball. The future Hall of Famer is in multiple commercials during the NBA Playoffs and is headed to Cannes this month to host the inaugural wine and spirits festival at this year’s Sport Beach. Australia’s National Basketball League announced that Anthony will serve as Global Ambassador of its Next Stars program. He will also join the investment group for a future expansion team.

Spotify Announces Second Consecutive Subscription Hike

Spotify customers will notice another bump in their subscription fees coming this July. The Swedish streaming company confirmed that it will raise its rates by $1-3 in order to subsidize its evolving business. This is the second straight year that the company has boosted its fees. The news pleased investors, bumping its stock price nearly 6% by the closing bell on Monday.

Rafael Nadal Launches New Collection with Richard Mille

Rafael Nadal‘s quest for one final French Open title may have fallen short, but the Spanish superstar left a mark on the tournament when he showed up in a unique Richard Mille Flying Tourbillon. Nadal is now teaming up with the Swiss luxury watchmaker to release a limited collection of the model, which clocks in at just 11.5 grams and runs collectors $1.15 million.