November 6, 1987
Funeral services for sports agent Al Frohman of Encino will be held Sunday at Groman-Eden Mortuary in Mission Hills. Frohman, 61, suffered a stroke last month and died Tuesday of coronary arrest at UC Irvine Medical Center. In 1980, he negotiated Dave Winfield's contract with the New York Yankees, calling for a reported $1.4 million a year--the highest for a free agent at the time.
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."
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.
April 18, 1989 |
A University of Georgia investigation has concluded that basketball Coach Hugh Durham did not know about secret payments by a sports agent to Dominique Wilkins while Wilkins was playing at Georgia. "There is no clear and credible evidence, circumstantial or otherwise, to indicate that Durham was aware" of Wilkins' dealings with agent Jack Manton, said a 50-page report on the investigation released by the school. The report was authored by Athens attorney Edward D. Tolley and was based on interviews with Wilkins, Durham and Manton, as well as a deposition given by Wilkins in a court case in 1986.
April 10, 2013 |
Jay-Z appears ready to dive head first into his new role as sports agent, with Yahoo! Sports reporting the rapper/businessman is looking to divest his share of ownership with the Brooklyn Nets. That move would free the cultural icon to pursue certification with the National Basketball Players Assn. as an agent. NBA rules state that no one with an ownership stake in a league team can be affiliated with a player representation company. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, owns less than 1% of the Nets but has been a high-profile figure as the team made its move from New Jersey to Brooklyn.