February 3, 1988 |
Attorney General Don Siegelman announced Tuesday that a grand jury indicted sports agent Norby Walters concerning dealings with former University of Alabama basketball player Derrick Mckey. The Tuscaloosa County grand jury returned the indictments Friday in response to evidence the attorney general presented last week, Siegelman said. During the 1986-87 basketball season, McKey, a scholarship basketball player at the university, was signed by Walters to a contract.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1996
Last year three University of Southern California football players were suspended for taking money and other gifts from an Oxnard sports agent. They jeopardized their collegiate careers and their university's reputation and athletic program. Half of the states, including California, have laws that regulate contacts between agents and student athletes. Now the state Legislature wants to up the ante and punish the agents when the rules are broken. It's about time.
January 8, 1996 |
Reacting to the scandal that rocked USC, UCLA and other schools this fall, NCAA Executive Director Cedric Dempsey said Sunday it is time to tackle head on the issue of sports agents. Speaking in his state of association address to open the 90th NCAA convention in Dallas, Dempsey announced that the NCAA Council formed a special committee Saturday to study agent and professionalism problems and recommend solutions this year.
October 2, 1990
Former New York Cosmos goalkeeper Shep Messing and a New Jersey sports agent were indicted Monday on charges they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from professional athletes in a bogus investment scheme. Several professional basketball players, including Darryl Dawkins, Kim Hughes, Mark Olberding, Ben Poquette and Al Skinner, were allegedly each cheated out of thousands of dollars in the scam that took in some $500,000 between 1987 and 1989, according to federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.
August 21, 1995
* Sports agent Leigh Steinberg has been named to the board of directors of Interplay Productions in Irvine. Steinberg represents scores of top athletes, including pro quarterbacks Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Warren Moon, Drew Bledsoe and Jeff George. His primary role at Interplay will be in consulting with the software developer and distributor and its new sports division, VR Sports, to retain key team, league, player and sport association licenses.
October 31, 1990 |
A mistrial was declared today during the 14th day of jury deliberations in the trial of a sports agent accused of hiring two men to kill an ex-business partner. The Alameda County Superior Court panel reported it was deadlocked 9-3 to convict Michael Blatt of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. That left Judge Frank Kim no choice but to declare a mistrial, because jurors must reach unanimous verdicts for convictions in criminal cases under California law.