Sports Agent News

September 6, 2007

Russell-watch: Day 42.

Filed under: Agencies, JaMarcus Russell, Michael Vick, Sports, Sports Agent — Tags: — emmettjones @ 12:23 pm

I can’t believe I’m writing about JaMarcus Russell again (see here, here, and here), but there are new stories to discuss. The guys over at Sports Agent Blog are reporting that the man who originally recruited Russell, Mel Bratton, has left Lock, Metz, & Malinovic and has now become the new vice president of football operations at DeBartolo Sports & Entertainment. Interestingly enough, Sports Agent Blog is also reporting that another agent at LLM also left for DeBartolo on the same day. So, people are jumping ship over at LLM…the question is whether they’re worried that there is some level of incompetency there, or were they’re worried about being stigmatized later on because of their connection with the firm? Or maybe…(Corleone voice activated) DeBartolo made them an offer they couldn’t refuse?

Amidst all of the craziness, the big question is, “what’s really going on with JaMarcus Russell?” The good news (possibly) is that his uncle is reporting that Russell and the Raiders are close to a deal. Honestly, I won’t be convinced that anyone in this situation is close to a deal until the deal is actually signed. And in the end? I still think its Michael Vick’s fault…at least partially.

Sports Agent Blog: JaMarcus Russell’s situation is getting downright ugly

ESPN: Russell’s Uncle says deal with the Raiders almost done

UPDATE: Jay Glazer of Fox Sports says the negotiations are coming down the home stretch

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1 Comment »

  1. Isn’t the Russell thing just amazing? Any other team has the guy signed or close to it before they even pick him. Here, the Raiders are like…you want HOW MUCH? Now that you mention it, a Vick conspiracy theory may be in play here. Will the Raiders say “uncle!” and get this done…stay tuned. They’re such a mess.

    Comment by Sportsattitude — September 6, 2007 @ 2:49 pm


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