NFL Agent Arrested In Bizarre Murder-For-Hire Plot

The arrest of California State Senator Leland Yee contains details that make it so much more than your typical San Francisco corruption scandal. It features ties to a Triad gangster nicknamed "Shrimp Boy," allegations that Yee plotted to purchase shoulder-fired missiles from an Islamic terrorist group, and somehow… » 3/28/14 12:06pm 3/28/14 12:06pm

An Eyewitness Account Of The Baseball Agent Slapfight

We've been trying to piece together the fight in the parking lot at baseball's winter meetings in Orlando. Threats of arson? Yes. Gary Sheffield and Dave Stewart? No. Grown men twirling and clapping and slapping? My goodness yes! » 12/13/13 11:54am 12/13/13 11:54am

No, That Wasn't Gary Sheffield And Dave Stewart Fighting Over A Client

The best story to come out of baseball's winter meetings in Orlando was a fight in the parking lot on Wednesday, reportedly between two agents. It was reported by Yahoo's Jeff Passan, but without the detail we all wanted: Who were the agents? » 12/13/13 10:08am 12/13/13 10:08am

Report: NFL Agents Funneled Money To College Players

A big Yahoo report dropped today, presumably to ride/torpedo the momentum of SI's flawed Oklahoma State exposé. It claims that NFL agents and financial advisers funneled tens of thousands of dollars to five college players, including Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker. » 9/11/13 6:28pm 9/11/13 6:28pm

Why Did Geno Smith Really Fire His Agents?

Geno Smith fell to the second round of the NFL draft, 39th overall. It wasn't unfathomable, but it was toward the most pessimistic end of the most pessimistic projections. Then, weird stuff happened: Smith fired his agents. His agents went to the media, anonymously claiming that Smith was disappointed he didn't go… » 5/01/13 2:35pm 5/01/13 2:35pm

Jay-Z Will Sell His Nets Stake To Become An NBA Agent

Jay-Z's expansion into the sports agency biz—announced with the signing of Robinson Cano last week—isn't going to stop at baseball. The whole point of putting Jay-Z's name on the enterprise is to use him as a lure for starstruck players, and nowhere is his brand stronger than in basketball. But if he's going to… » 4/10/13 9:14am 4/10/13 9:14am

NCAA Security In Indianapolis Escorted Mysterious Basketball…

Oracular basketball shadow-agent William "Worldwide Wes" Wesley (profiled here, if you're unfamiliar with the man or his unique and sort of spooky aura) was in Indianapolis last night, likely following Oregon around because of his connections to Nike. He could only follow so far, because for the first time that anyone… » 3/30/13 11:05am 3/30/13 11:05am

Since Yesterday, DeMarcus Cousins Has Been Suspended, Fired His Old…

Players switching agents generally creates only a tiny ripple of interest for fans, if that. They likely change agents or acquire new management more often than we realize, and when they do, it may not change the course of their career. DeMarcus Cousins, the most talented young big man in the NBA, changed agents… » 12/23/12 1:35pm 12/23/12 1:35pm

The Real-Life Jerry Maguire Is A Broke Recovering Alcoholic

Daniel Roberts and Pablo Torre have a fine story in this week's SI (and this month's Fortune—it's a collaboration between the two Time-Life mags) about Leigh Steinberg, the former agent to NFL stars. We learn in the piece that whatever comeback plan he thinks he has, he doesn't really have one. He gets bombarded with… » 4/11/12 6:10pm 4/11/12 6:10pm

Checking In With Albert Pujols's Agent, Who Threatened To Sue Us Before …

A week ago we published some not very nice things about superagent Dan Lozano, but not before we were threatened with a lawsuit. Hours before publishing, Lozano's attorney issued itemized denials of a handful of facts we included in our story—and denials of many more that we did not. » 11/30/11 4:10pm 11/30/11 4:10pm

Dan Lozano: Albert Pujols's Superagent, "King Of Sleaze Mountain"

Somebody's out to get Dan Lozano. The agent for Albert Pujols, Lozano is pursuing what everyone expects to be the biggest contract in baseball, the financial and professional zenith of a career that's been two decades of success. When Lozano, 44, left the Beverly Hills Sports Council last year, he took with him his… » 11/22/11 6:45pm 11/22/11 6:45pm

Mel Kiper Jr. Tries To Clear The Air On The "Cooperated With An Agent"…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: NFL Draft expert and newly revealed sleaze Mel Kiper Jr. » 10/13/10 5:15pm 10/13/10 5:15pm