April 19, 1989
The University of Georgia is sending the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. a report it says will clear basketball Coach Hugh Durham of any link to secret payments by a sports agent to Dominique Wilkins while the star player was at Georgia. Wilkins testified in 1985 in a civil case that Durham was aware of the relationship, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Durham denied knowing about the transaction, and Wilkins later said that Durham had no knowledge of it.
May 21, 1990 |
Texas sports agent Lance Luchnick, who represented Alabama linebacker Keith McCants, pleaded guilty today to a reduced charge of violating Alabama's sports agent registration law and was fined $5,000. Mobile County Circuit Judge Braxton Kittrell suspended a six-month jail sentence for the San Antonio lawyer. Luchnick pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of trying to violate the registration law.
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August 28, 1993 |
Trouble had stalked Lloyd Bloom for years. Accused of racketeering in a highly charged scandal involving college football players, Bloom prevailed in court, only to face later battles over alleged mail fraud and business deals gone sour. So when the sports and entertainment agent was found slain this week in his lavish Malibu home, those who knew him were less than shocked.
December 8, 1989 |
Former sports agent Michael Trope testified Thursday that Sen. Joseph B. Montoya (D-Whittier) seemed to be "fixated with money" and requested campaign contributions or honorariums from Trope every time the two met. Under cross-examination, however, Trope also testified that Montoya never threatened to vote against bills favored by Trope if the sports agent failed to make a contribution.
March 20, 1990 |
Sports agent Lance Luchnick has refused to discuss published reports that he gave money to someone related to Alabama linebacker Keith McCants. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today quoted an unidentified family member as saying, "Somebody in this family got money (from Luchnick), but it wasn't Keith or Momma (McCants' mother, Cindy). They haven't taken anything from anybody, from no agent. There weren't any handouts to this house."
January 11, 2003 |
A judge told sports agent Leigh Steinberg: No piling on. Capping the first round of a bitter legal fight, Los Angeles federal Judge Ronald S.W. Lew on Friday denied a request from Steinberg's Newport Beach sports agency to essentially shut down his former protege David Dunn's rival firm, Athletes First. Lew also denied a motion to sock Dunn and his company with an additional $23.5 million in penalties for "unjust enrichment."
July 26, 1999 |
What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10-11 One thing you can say about the latest edition of HBO's award-winning sports magazine show is that it is well-balanced. There are two stories dealing with the underbelly of sports--one on a sports agent accused of wrongdoing, another on the academic fraud scandal at the University of Minnesota.
June 20, 2013 |
Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z has been certified by the National Basketball Players Assn. to represent NBA players in contract negotiations, the rapper's Roc Nation Sports agency confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. Major League Baseball Players Assn. spokesman Greg Bouris told ESPN.com later on Thursday morning that Jay-Z is now licensed to do the same for that league's players as well. The NBPA was the first players union to grant Jay-Z his certification, although he may not be able to represent any NBA athletes until he sells his less-than-1% share of the Brooklyn Nets.