Anyway years later this athlete has done very well and has now become mainstream. I was contacted several months ago by his lawyer saying that if I did not sell the domain at a price his client deemed fair they would pursue legal action. I told him I was more than willing to sell the domain at a fair price and their offer was only a few hundred dollars... I tentatively agreed (just via an email conversation) however I have not heard back or received any funds from them to this point.
I guess my question is if I decided I didn't want to sell it or wanted to sell it for more money would it be a smart move? What would happen if they did try to bring legal action on it, would I get in trouble or do I have the right to the domain name if my intentions were to build a fan page?
Btw since I have little experience with this whole thing if anyone thinks there is potential to make a fair amount and wants to partner with me to help facilitate feel free to reach out to me privately.