Sports agents Norby Walters and Lloyd Bloom said they paid some National Football League scouts for information about college prospects.
"They contacted us first; we didn't contact them," Bloom said. "There are scouts within the NFL--I can't mention their names--for certain teams that would work for us. Other agents would get the service. We paid a little more."
Scouts asked $500 to $1,500 for basic information, Bloom said in a story published in today's editions of the Atlanta Constitution. The basic information normally would include a player's ranking at his position and his telephone number.
Bloom said he and Walters also paid for continually updated evaluations of a player's progress, adding that he and Walters used the information to identify potential clients.