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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September 4, 2007

Russell-watch: Day 40.

Filed under: Agencies, JaMarcus Russell, Michael Vick, Sports, Sports Agent — Tags: — emmettjones @ 4:33 pm

Captain’s Log. Star-date, September 4th 2007. We’ve been in “contract limbo” for 40 days now. We’ve been running low on food, and probably a little low on patience. We’ve been splitting time between Atlanta and our hometown of Mobile, Alabama. We’ve been working out with our high school football team, trying to stay in shape. We want to be in the NFL. We just seem to be having some contract issues. (more…)

August 31, 2007

Monthly Recap

-Michael Strahan decides to return to the Giants.

-JaMarcus Russell…the hold-out champion of the world.

Everyone Loves Slingo!

-Helio Castroneves. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Dancing With the Stars will never be the same.

-Larry Johnson is back with the Chiefs…and he’s rich.

-Asante Samuel is back as well…and he’s rich, just not as rich as he wanted to be.

-Jack Del Rio decides that David Garrard has better “handing-off” skills than Byron Leftwich.

Thanks to everyone who has read this blog. Its been a good first month.

August 24, 2007

JaMarcus Russell and the future of the NFL rookie contract

Filed under: Agencies, JaMarcus Russell, Sports, Sports Agent — Tags: , — emmettjones @ 6:07 pm

The first game of the 2007 NFL season is September 6th, which is less than two weeks away. The 1st overall pick in the draft, JaMarcus Russell is still without a contract, as the Raiders go into their third pre-season with Daunte Culpepper seemingly ready to take over as the Raiders starting QB. (more…)

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