Sports Agent News

The sports agent had promised Andy Roddick and his parents that he would secure a multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal with Nike but found himself walking away from the negotiating table. The company just wasn’t offering enough, and talks with competitor Reebok had already fallen apart.

He had no backup plan.

Whether he’s playing football or planning his next career step, Kansas senior safety Darrell Stuckey always says he’s ready.

His future career plans are limitless. Maybe an NFL career or work as a sports agent. Or how about a career in public service or even politics? Part of him wonders what it would be like to be an athletic director at a university.

According to the Twitter page of Sports’ Agent Nate Haber, Arizona rookie linebacker Cody Brown will miss the entire 2009 season after suffering a rare wrist injury. Brown was the team’s second-round pick out of Connecticut.
Our View: Brown was transitioning from defensive end to linebacker, and he looked like a good bet to see some time this season. This isn’t a devastating blow for the defending NFC champs, but they could have used the depth at the position.

A Patchogue man has been sentenced to 3 to 9 years in state prison for cheating two clients, a former New York Giants defensive end and a sports agent, out of a total of $710,000, according to officials.

Finn Rothman also was ordered last week to pay restitution of $511,000 to the sports agent, Gary Wichard, and $199,000 to the former Giant, Cedric Lewis Jones, according to Robert Clifford, a spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney’s office.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Top NBA agent Henry Thomas has joined CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency, a full-service entertainment and sports agency. With more than 20 years of experience in the athlete representation business, Thomas’ clients include NBA All-Stars Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors, Devin Harris of the New Jersey Nets and Michael Finley of the San Antonio Spurs, in addition to Anthony Parker, Ronnie Brewer, Udonis Haslem, and Shaun Livingston. Former CSMG client manager and NBA certified player agent Martin McGlothan, among others from Thomas’ staff, will also join CAA Sports.