I have no idea if this is true, but it sure makes for interesting reading.
… So when Joe Schad tells the world that there is a serious NCAA investigation taking place at UNC, sports agents who may be affected should begin to contact their attorneys. Schad notes that Defensive tackle Marvin Austin was a football player who was interviewed. I have a source who tells me that Austin was only 1 of 13 players who have been interviewed – this is far reaching. And it does not only extend to a number of players. The same source tells me that there are a lot of agents that may have dirty hands, including both NFLPA Certified Advisors and marketing agents. Some are being examined more than others.
It is apparently beyond just in-person meetings, rent payments, and travel expenses. We are potentially talking about all expenses paid trips to South Beach, exorbitant amounts of money dropped on accessories, and perhaps even a Bentley or two.
A Bentley or two, hunh? I can see how that might catch somebody’s eye at the NCAA.
You’d think people would know better than to believe they can slide luxury cars and major bling past even the most bureaucratic of investigators. They should always take the wise, NSFW advice of Jimmy Conway about avoiding the law: “don’t buy anything, don’t get anything… nothing big.”