December 29, 2004 |
Ronald Hopson, 63, of Voorhees, a longtime South Jersey educator who also was a sports agent, died last Wednesday of colon cancer. In a four-decade career, Mr. Hopson, a North Philadelphia native, taught at Edgewood Junior-Senior High School in Winslow and was a vice principal there and at Overbrook Regional High School in Pine Hill. For about four years, he also worked as a sports agent, trying to help young athletes. His clients included Ron Dayne, a New York Giants running back from Berlin, Camden County.
August 24, 1987 |
Art Wilkinson of Philadelphia has walked the sidelines at 11 University of Nebraska football games over the last two seasons, mixing business with one of life's greatest pleasures, his beloved Cornhuskers. "I am the East Coast's biggest Nebraska fan," Wilkinson said during a recent interview. And with good reason. Wilkinson also is a sports agent. Largely because of his unusual association with the Nebraska football program, Wilkinson has built his business into one of the busiest in the country, and also one of the most controversial.
June 12, 2013 |
SPORTS AGENTS should be afraid, very afraid. If reports are true and NBA superstar Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, is about to the sign with Roc Nation Sports, a new playa has entered the field of sports representation, and he might be the best hustler of them all. Agent Rob Pelinka, of Landmark Sports, confirmed in a statement last week that Durant, the 24-year-old four-time All-Star, four-time first-team All-NBA and three-time scoring...
December 28, 2011 |
Two West Coast sports executives are suing Comcast-Spectacor L.P. to collect a $2 million finder's fee that they contend is owed them for helping with the sale of the win-challenged and financially ailing 76ers. Robert Whitsitt, the former president of the Portland Trail Blazers, and Thomas Shine filed the federal breach-of-contract lawsuit in Philadelphia on Tuesday claiming they introduced Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider and general counsel Philip Weinberg to sports agent Jason Levien, who became part of the group that eventually purchased the Sixers.
March 12, 2013 |
INVESTIGATORS IN North Carolina say a Georgia-based sports agent violated sports-agent laws by sending cash payments to former Tar Heels football players. In search warrants unsealed Monday, investigators with the Secretary of State's office say Terry Watson of the Watson Sports Agency sent $2,000 cash in 2010 to Marvin Austin, who was dismissed from the team that year for receiving improper benefits. They also say Watson had contact with players before registering with the state.
August 5, 2015 |
LEIGH STEINBERG told a story of how when he was just starting out as a sports agent he called to tell his father that he had successfully negotiated a multimillion dollar contract for a client. His dad congratulated him for his hard work but that was about the extent of things. Another time, Steinberg told him that one of his clients - Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon - had sent 300 kids to college through his "Crescent Moon Foundation. " "Then my dad was totally proud of me," said Steinberg, who many refer to as the inspiration for the hit movie "Jerry Maguire.
November 16, 2002 |
Manute Bol has already proved he can take on William "Refrigerator" Perry. This weekend, he's taking his chances on the ice. The 7-7 former NBA player from Sudan, who spent parts of four seasins with the Sixers, is expected to make his first appearance with the Indianapolis Ice tonight against the Amarillo Gorillas. Bol agreed to contract terms with the Central Hockey League team earlier this week. A large jersey emblazoned with "Bol" and the number "7'7" hangs inside the Ice locker room, along with a pair of size 16 1/2 skates.
January 24, 2012 |
The first thing Khayri King wanted to do was tell the truth. "It definitely was boring," he said, laughing. "Nobody was really hitting shots. But I guess good defense had something to do with that, too. " King, a 6-3, 180-pound senior, is a swingman for Delaware Valley Charter's basketball team. And Tuesday, at East Germantown's Lonnie Young Rec Center, he contributed seven points, nine rebounds and excellent fourth-quarter defense to a 39-35 Public B win over visiting Abraham Lincoln.
August 29, 1992 |
Sports agent Lloyd Bloom, saying he was "stupid and wrong," pleaded guilty yesterday to secretly signing college football players to professional contracts. The plea was conditional, however, and could be withdrawn, pending appeals court action on a related case. The New York-based sports agent wept as he entered the plea to reduced charges and was ordered to serve 500 hours of community service. He also was told to pay up to $4,300 to Purdue University and to finish paying former Temple University star Paul Palmer $145,000.