Still in the game
Sports agent Jerrold Colton used to bring his son to the Eastern High School games down the street from his office in southern New Jersey, watching fabulous young cornerback Adam Taliaferro tear it up under the Friday night lights. Taliaferro had the promise to make a living playing professional football, and there was always a terrific chance that it would've been Colton representing him.
As it turned out, Taliaferro wouldn't make it out of September of his freshman season at Penn State, ...
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Evolution of sports agents
Sports agents have gradually emerged from being background figures to prominent characters. This week, ESPN.com will take a look at the impact of agents on the sports world.
Monday: Starting out
• Forde: Colleges keep eyes on runner, agents
• Grant: Representing low-profile athletes
• Rovell: Online courses in becoming an agent
• Mueller: Dealing with the agents
Tuesday: The Powerbrokers
• Garber: Rosenhaus becomes top draw
• Garber: Rosenhaus' top deals
• Pasquarelli: Former agents move to the front office
• Wojnarowski: Taliaferro still in the game
• Flash: Men behind the madness
• Chat wrap: Rosenhaus
• Motion: Rosenhaus talks
Wednesday: License to deal
• Crasnick: Excerpt of book "License to Deal: A Year in the Life of a Maverick Baseball Agent"
• Allen: Process of picking an agent
• Chat wrap: ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick
• Chat wrap: Agent Matt Sosnick