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April 6, 2023

Superstar Agent Nicole Lynn Earns Big Promotion

Nicole Lynn made history as the first Black woman to represent a quarterback in the Super Bowl earlier this year, now the prodigy is being recognized for her efforts in a new role. On Wednesday, Klutch Sports announced that Lynn is now President of Klutch Sport’s Group Football Division. Founded by super-agent Rich Paul, Lynn joined the firm in 2021 as President of Football Ops. In addition to Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, Lynn also represents Quinnen Williams and Myles Garrett.


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MLB Salaries up 11% Year-over-Year

Ballparks across the country are filling up as the 2023 MLB season is underway. A new report from the Associated Press reveals that the average MLB salary is up 11% year-over-year, locking in at $4.9 million. The news comes in the wake of an off-season that saw record-setting spending. The New York Mets logged nearly $355 million in payroll as they hope to turn their luck around. In contrast, the Oakland A’s registered a team payroll of $58 million on opening day.

Run the Jewels and Nike Link for Official Collab

Now you can quite literally run Run-the-Jewels-fast. The iconic hip-hop duo made up by Killer Mike and El-P has collaborated with the Swoosh for its very own official SB Dunk Low model. Word of the partnership leaked online, but the Beaverton Brand offered official images of the shoe, which features two-tone blue suede with a bright pink swoosh. The drop is scheduled for Apr. 20 and will run $130.

Student-Athletes Target the NCAA in New Antitrust Lawsuit

The NCAA is facing another lawsuit from former student-athletes. This one is connected to the Alston case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the NCAA could not block schools from offering student-athletes financial benefits tied to education. This new class-action antitrust lawsuit seeks millions in damages for current and former Division I athletes dating back to 2018. Former Oklahoma State running back and current Carolina Panther Chuba Hubbard and former Auburn track athlete Keira McCarrell are the two lead plaintiffs in the complaint that also lists the Power 5 conferences as defendants. These student-athletes “did not receive the academic achievement awards that they would have received in a competitive market,” the complaint alleges. They are seeking triple damages from the NCAA.

Boardroom’s Shlomo Sprung has more on the case.

Diddy Confirms He Pays Sting $5K a Day for Sample Rights

Every day for 25 years, Sean Diddy Combs has paid for one of his biggest hits. Back in 2018, Sting revealed on The Breakfast Club that Diddy paid him $2,000 per day for the “Every Breath You Take” sample prominently featured on the Notorious B.I.G. tribute featuring Faith Evans, “I’ll Be Missing You.” However, years later, Diddy has corrected the matter. When the clip resurfaced via the Black Millionaires Twitter account, Diddy chimed in, “Nope. 5K a day. Love to my brother, @OfficialSting!”