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By Ken Murray | November 23, 1995
Maryland forward Keith Booth was found in violation of an NCAA bylaw for the purchase of a ticket to a Chicago Bulls playoff game last spring, but will miss no games, the university announced last night.A release issued by Maryland's legal department said Booth will be required to donate $50, the face value of the ticket, to the charity of his choice. The release said he did not lose his eligibility because he was unaware -- and had no way of knowing -- that the ticket had been purchased by a family friend through a sports agent, a violation of bylaw 12.3.
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Susan Reimer | March 20, 2013
As parents, we like to think we can predict what our children will grow up to be based on what captures their attention as kids. Then they return to the nest as young adults and we realize how far wrong we were. The best swimmer among my children's friends did not become a Michael Phelps. He's an engineer - who deals with water. The boy who loved dolphins and frogs did not become a marine biologist. He became a Marine helicopter pilot. We got a couple right. The little girl who would organize her Barbies into a classroom became a teacher.
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By ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH | April 20, 2004
ST. LOUIS - Sports agent Dave Frost appears to have been the target of what authorities have described as a murder plot by St. Louis Blues forward Mike Danton, a protege and client. The identity of the target has been a mystery since Danton was arrested on Friday. However, law enforcement sources told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch yesterday that the FBI found Frost at the player's apartment in Brentwood about midnight Thursday. That was minutes after Danton's accused teenage accomplice and a man she believed to be a hired killer had arrived there.
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By Childs Walker and Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
Don't look for a $3,000 suit or slicked-back hair. Don't expect to hear empty flattery or bragging about an extensive list of superstar clients. None of that is Joe Linta. "If you met him and he told you he was a sports agent, you wouldn't believe him," says recently retired Ravens center Matt Birk, a client of Linta's for all 15 of his NFL seasons. Linta built his Connecticut-based agency around guys like Birk, who were drafted in the later rounds and became excellent players at unglamorous positions.
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By Childs Walker and Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
Don't look for a $3,000 suit or slicked-back hair. Don't expect to hear empty flattery or bragging about an extensive list of superstar clients. None of that is Joe Linta. "If you met him and he told you he was a sports agent, you wouldn't believe him," says recently retired Ravens center Matt Birk, a client of Linta's for all 15 of his NFL seasons. Linta built his Connecticut-based agency around guys like Birk, who were drafted in the later rounds and became excellent players at unglamorous positions.
SPORTS
By MIKE PRESTON | December 11, 2003
LOCAL SPORTS AGENT Tony Agnone has watched the numbers in his field increase significantly during the past three decades. In that time, some of his peers have gone to jail for ripping off millions of dollars or been suspended for illegal practices. The new-breed athlete disturbs him, but so does the new-breed agent. In a profession that involves high-maintenance personalities, Agnone has survived and been successful because of a low-key approach. He has never had the extravagant lifestyle of Leigh Steinberg or the flamboyance of "Too Live" Drew Rosenhaus.
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By Hanh Nguyen and Hanh Nguyen,Zap2it.com | September 1, 2006
Wayne Brady admits that he's "incredibly" tired of requests to quote the Chappelle's Show sketch in which he plays himself as a foul-mouthed, violent pimp who terrorizes prostitutes, cops and Dave Chappelle himself. "I think it's a wonderful compliment," he says in an interview to promote the film Crossover. "I'm glad people love the sketch, but that's what it was, a sketch. So if my hip factor rose in certain quadrants, good for them." While the world gleefully embraced the entertainer's homicidal lampoon of his normally wholesome image, Brady is more than ready to move on and show what else he can do. The comedian, singer, dancer, writer and producer takes a dramatic turn in Crossover, which opens nationwide today.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | January 6, 2006
Nude Olympic luge babes promoting alcohol shooters seemed like a good idea at the time. But now two Florida businessmen and a sports agent are in hot water with U.S. Olympic officials for the unauthorized use of a snapshot of seven teammates - tastefully shielded by their red sleds - and the sacred "O" word to hype a bar drinking game called ShotLuge. "We have forwarded this to our legal department," said U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Darryl Seibel. "This Web site and the activity it promotes would appear to be inconsistent with the Olympic movement."
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By LAURA VECSEY | July 14, 2004
AS KOBE AND SHAQ headed to the most stupid divorce in NBA history, it turns out that they had nothing on Carlos Boozer and his sports agent, Rob Pelinka. Gather round, friends - if you revel in scenarios that plummet the reputation of sports agents further down the food chain. By reneging on a good-faith deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers for $41 million and instead accepting a $68 million deal with the Utah Jazz that they were only in position to negotiate thanks to Cleveland's trust, Boozer and Pelinka have done the unimaginable: They've made Alex Rodriguez and Scott Boras look like poster children for Athletes for the Ethical Treatment of Sports Team Owners.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | March 20, 2013
As parents, we like to think we can predict what our children will grow up to be based on what captures their attention as kids. Then they return to the nest as young adults and we realize how far wrong we were. The best swimmer among my children's friends did not become a Michael Phelps. He's an engineer - who deals with water. The boy who loved dolphins and frogs did not become a marine biologist. He became a Marine helicopter pilot. We got a couple right. The little girl who would organize her Barbies into a classroom became a teacher.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2013
The Ravens' blockbuster $120.6 million contract with quarterback Joe Flacco is an arrangement banking on his future potential and not just how he engineered a Super Bowl victory. Because Flacco is entering the prime of his career at 28 years old, the New Jersey native is now expected to maintain the Ravens' competitiveness. The structure of his deal, which has been agreed to in principle and not signed, reflects that hope as it would make him the highest-paid player in the game.
SPORTS
July 23, 2010
It starts at the top Joseph Schwerdt Sun Sentinel First of all, Nick Saban questioning the integrity of sports agent rings hollow in South Florida, where four years ago he stared stone-faced at the Miami Dolphins' fan base and flatly said: "I'm not gonna be the Alabama coach." Right. But we digress. Who has ruined college sports? Agents. Coaches. Athletic directors. School presidents. Boosters. Networks. And others. Slice up the blame pie and give each an equal piece.
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By Hanh Nguyen and Hanh Nguyen,Zap2it.com | September 1, 2006
Wayne Brady admits that he's "incredibly" tired of requests to quote the Chappelle's Show sketch in which he plays himself as a foul-mouthed, violent pimp who terrorizes prostitutes, cops and Dave Chappelle himself. "I think it's a wonderful compliment," he says in an interview to promote the film Crossover. "I'm glad people love the sketch, but that's what it was, a sketch. So if my hip factor rose in certain quadrants, good for them." While the world gleefully embraced the entertainer's homicidal lampoon of his normally wholesome image, Brady is more than ready to move on and show what else he can do. The comedian, singer, dancer, writer and producer takes a dramatic turn in Crossover, which opens nationwide today.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | January 6, 2006
Nude Olympic luge babes promoting alcohol shooters seemed like a good idea at the time. But now two Florida businessmen and a sports agent are in hot water with U.S. Olympic officials for the unauthorized use of a snapshot of seven teammates - tastefully shielded by their red sleds - and the sacred "O" word to hype a bar drinking game called ShotLuge. "We have forwarded this to our legal department," said U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Darryl Seibel. "This Web site and the activity it promotes would appear to be inconsistent with the Olympic movement."
SPORTS
By LAURA VECSEY | July 14, 2004
AS KOBE AND SHAQ headed to the most stupid divorce in NBA history, it turns out that they had nothing on Carlos Boozer and his sports agent, Rob Pelinka. Gather round, friends - if you revel in scenarios that plummet the reputation of sports agents further down the food chain. By reneging on a good-faith deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers for $41 million and instead accepting a $68 million deal with the Utah Jazz that they were only in position to negotiate thanks to Cleveland's trust, Boozer and Pelinka have done the unimaginable: They've made Alex Rodriguez and Scott Boras look like poster children for Athletes for the Ethical Treatment of Sports Team Owners.
SPORTS
By ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH | April 20, 2004
ST. LOUIS - Sports agent Dave Frost appears to have been the target of what authorities have described as a murder plot by St. Louis Blues forward Mike Danton, a protege and client. The identity of the target has been a mystery since Danton was arrested on Friday. However, law enforcement sources told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch yesterday that the FBI found Frost at the player's apartment in Brentwood about midnight Thursday. That was minutes after Danton's accused teenage accomplice and a man she believed to be a hired killer had arrived there.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2013
The Ravens' blockbuster $120.6 million contract with quarterback Joe Flacco is an arrangement banking on his future potential and not just how he engineered a Super Bowl victory. Because Flacco is entering the prime of his career at 28 years old, the New Jersey native is now expected to maintain the Ravens' competitiveness. The structure of his deal, which has been agreed to in principle and not signed, reflects that hope as it would make him the highest-paid player in the game.
SPORTS
July 23, 2010
It starts at the top Joseph Schwerdt Sun Sentinel First of all, Nick Saban questioning the integrity of sports agent rings hollow in South Florida, where four years ago he stared stone-faced at the Miami Dolphins' fan base and flatly said: "I'm not gonna be the Alabama coach." Right. But we digress. Who has ruined college sports? Agents. Coaches. Athletic directors. School presidents. Boosters. Networks. And others. Slice up the blame pie and give each an equal piece.
SPORTS
By MIKE PRESTON | December 11, 2003
LOCAL SPORTS AGENT Tony Agnone has watched the numbers in his field increase significantly during the past three decades. In that time, some of his peers have gone to jail for ripping off millions of dollars or been suspended for illegal practices. The new-breed athlete disturbs him, but so does the new-breed agent. In a profession that involves high-maintenance personalities, Agnone has survived and been successful because of a low-key approach. He has never had the extravagant lifestyle of Leigh Steinberg or the flamboyance of "Too Live" Drew Rosenhaus.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray | November 23, 1995
Maryland forward Keith Booth was found in violation of an NCAA bylaw for the purchase of a ticket to a Chicago Bulls playoff game last spring, but will miss no games, the university announced last night.A release issued by Maryland's legal department said Booth will be required to donate $50, the face value of the ticket, to the charity of his choice. The release said he did not lose his eligibility because he was unaware -- and had no way of knowing -- that the ticket had been purchased by a family friend through a sports agent, a violation of bylaw 12.3.
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