NFL Superagent Ben Dogra Has Been Fired By His Agency

Ben Dogra, who represents some of the biggest names in football, was fired for cause by CAA. The news was first reported by ESPN and has been confirmed by other league reporters. This is a big deal, if just for Dogra's old client list—and what those players will do if he sets up shop elsewhere. » 11/13/14 5:35pm 11/13/14 5:35pm

Court Filing: Drew Rosenhaus Bribed DeSean Jackson

Earlier this year, an NFLPA-appointed arbitrator ruled that DeSean Jackson owes former agent Drew Rosenhaus more than half a million in unpaid loans. Jackson is fighting this in court, and in filings made last week, alleged that Rosenhaus illegally paid him to be his client, a payout that included $50,000 in a Louis… » 6/09/14 10:49am 6/09/14 10:49am

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

Two Agents Had A Fistfight At Baseball's Winter Meetings

A lot of news came out of the Winter Meetings in Orlando, but no transaction was more important than a confrontation in the hotel parking lot, where two agents reportedly threw down after one accused the other of trying to steal his client. » 12/12/13 2:51pm 12/12/13 2:51pm

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

After Falling To The Second Round, Geno Smith Fires His Agents

Geno Smith thought he deserved to be drafted No. 1 overall. He was drafted 39th. Thanks to the rookie wage scale, that difference is in the millions of dollars. So he's fired his agents. » 4/30/13 2:44pm 4/30/13 2:44pm

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

At 81, Don King Is Still A Crazy Sleazeball

Inspired by former Mizzou linebacker and current boxer Ryan Coyne's acrimonious business relationship with Don King, St. Louis's River Front Times recently caught up with the American legend and Prince Hall Freemason, insofar as you can catch up with someone that refuses to talk to you. As it turns out, Don King is… » 3/16/13 5:52pm 3/16/13 5:52pm

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

Merry Christmas To Agents: Free-Agent-To-Be Zack Greinke Needs…

Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall.) This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!! » 12/12/11 5:35pm 12/12/11 5:35pm

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

Report: Cam Newton Sought Cash For Commitment

This could be a big one. ESPN is reporting that someone claiming to represent Cam Newton as he made the jump from JuCo to FBS asked for money in the range of $200,000 to guarantee Newton's commitment. [ESPN] » 11/04/10 6:10pm 11/04/10 6:10pm

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