Confessions of an Agent


I will never forget the first time I paid a player.There are moments you will always remember, like your first kiss or your first home run or the day you met your wife. For me, the first time I broke an NCAA rule to try to land a client is just as indelible.It was before the 1990 football season, and I flew from Los Angeles to Denver and drove to the University of Colorado to try to meet with Kanavis McGhee. He was a big, pass-rushing linebacker who was expected to be a high pick in the 1991 NFL draft. I was 20 years old — the youngest agent ever certified by the NFL Players Association — and had less than a year’s experience, but for whatever reason I convinced myself that I had a shot with him.I will never forget the first time I paid a player.There are moments you will always remember, like your first kiss or your first home run or the day you met your wife. For me, the first time I broke an NCAA rule to try to land a client is just as indelible.It was before the 1990 football season, and I flew from Los Angeles to Denver and drove to the University of Colorado to try to meet with Kanavis McGhee. He was a big, pass-rushing linebacker who was expected to be a high pick in the 1991 NFL draft. I was 20 years old — the youngest agent ever certified by the NFL Players Association — and had less than a year’s experience, but for whatever reason I convinced myself that I had a shot with him.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/magazine/10/12/agent/index.html

 

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