When Cameron Crowe was developing “Jerry Maguire,” he turned to Leigh Steinberg for advice on what the life of a sports agent was like. Steinberg was, arguably, the most famous sports agent in the world, representing over 150 pro athletes, including 8 number-one NFL draft picks. Now that he’s written about his life in “The Agent,” he joined me on America Weekend to discuss:
- what an agent tells a player about playing in the Super Bowl;
- how that game can change a player’s future, even if he’s not a quarterback;
- how he helped Warren Moon change the perception that blacks could not be quarterbacks;
- his work in making the NFL more aware of what concussions have done to its players.
Previously on Harris Online…