"Illegal Procedure" sports agent tell-all book contains Clarett excerpt

March 20, 2012 at 10:21p    by Ramzy Nasrallah    
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Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Book description:

"For fifteen years, sports agent Josh Luchs made illegal deals with numerous college athletes, from top-tier, nationally recognized phenoms to late-round draft picks. Flagrantly flaunting NCAA and NFL Players Association rules, he made no-interest loans to players in exchange for the promise of representation on their lucrative pro contracts. After cleaning up his act in 2003, he moved to a new agency, only to be targeted and pushed out of the business for a new violation-one he arguably did not commit.

Then, in October 2010, Luchs wrote a confessional article in Sports Illustrated, telling the truth about what he did and didn't do. Since then he has taken on a new role: whistle-blowing, truth-telling reformer. And in telling his own story, Luchs pulls back the curtain on the real economy of college football: how agents win players legally and otherwise, the staggering sums colleges make from an unpaid workforce, the shortfalls of supposed full-ride scholarships, and the myth of a college education given to scholarship jocks.

Including new information about major players and scandalized programs such as USC, Auburn, and Ohio State, this book pulls no punches. It's a stunning and necessary read for anyone who loves the game, and the first step toward fixing a broken system."

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

By the way, the foreward to this book was written by George Dohrmann. Not kidding.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I don't know if I should laugh or.....something else.

Maestro's picture

Just glad Clarett appears to have straightened out his life.

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Maestro's picture

Enjoying some of Clarett's tweets in response to his name being drug through the mud yet again.  He really seems to be in a pretty good place mentally.  Hope it's not just words.

vacuuming sucks

Brutus's picture

Wow, let's hope the rest of the book is more interesting. That was some boring sh--. Was there a scandal somewhere in there? Not being sarcastic. That Clarrett hung with a rough crowd and made poor decisions was pretty well documented by that point in his career.