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African-American sports agents address challenges in the business

Updated: February 28, 2008, 4:59 PM ET
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

When Cleveland Browns receiver Braylon Edwards fired agent C. Lamont Smith two weeks ago, the small community of African-American sports agents took notice.

Smith, one of the most widely respected agents in the business, negotiated what was considered one of the best deals in the 2005 draft for Edwards, the third overall pick.

Although Edwards currently is without representation, he has met with officials at Creative Artists Agency -- a Los Angeles-based talent ...

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