Dez Bryant picks Eugene Parker

During the 2009 regular season, former NFL defensive back and current NFLN analyst Deion Sanders found himself in the middle of two controversies.  One involved 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, and one involved former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant.

The Crabtree issue arose because of Deion’s decision to wade into the dispute between player and team, creating the perception that Deion was doing the bidding of his former agent, Eugene Parker, and prompting some to wonder whether Deion was being paid by Parker.

Bryant lost his college eligibility after lying about his interactions with Sanders.  Some believed that Sanders was acting as a “runner” for Parker, hoping to get Bryant to pick Parker.

Sanders at all times has denied any impropriety.

That said, a league source tells us that Bryant has hired Parker.  The source sarcastically called the decision “the biggest surprise of the year.”

We’ve heard that the NCAA is exploring whether Parker was involved in the Sanders-Bryant interactions that resulted in Bryant losing his eligibility.  The problem is that, because the NCAA’s power extends only to member institutions, their employees, and current student-athletes, the NCAA has no ability to force folks like Parker and Sanders to cooperate with information and/or documents.

18 responses to “Dez Bryant picks Eugene Parker

  1. Are we safe in assuming Bryant will hold out unless he gets paid as much as Darrius Heyward-Bust as well?

  2. Retarded move, Dez. Way to move yourself down in the draft not because of your talent, but because of your agent.

  3. This is news?
    The rules don’t make a lot of sense anyway. Students all over campus are free to interview for post-grad jobs, talk to headhunters, attend job fairs, meet with reps from various companies, hire agents if they’re writers or actors good enough to get one. Only NCAA athletes are restricted from planning their futures … unless they play for USC?

  4. UUUHHHH not a great selection dude…..Already a couple strikes against him as is.With that said I think he ends up in chicago

  5. Great point!
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    Deb says:
    January 10, 2010 10:15 PM
    This is news?
    The rules don’t make a lot of sense anyway. Students all over campus are free to interview for post-grad jobs, talk to headhunters, attend job fairs, meet with reps from various companies, hire agents if they’re writers or actors good enough to get one. Only NCAA athletes are restricted from planning their futures … unless they play for USC?

  6. 1) Deion should not be employed by the league.
    2) Dez Bryant made a horrible decision
    3) Teams should really shy away from an player that signed Eugene Parker.

  7. Hypothetically speaking…if Bryant is drafted 1st overall in 2010, will Parker advise him to hold out for -5th overall money?

  8. Let’s see the guy helps cost you your eligibility and your senior season and several spots in the draft and you sign with him? Why because he is black?

  9. Dez better hope there is a really fast guy who can’t catch ahead of him in the draft. That way Al can pick that guy and Dez can hold out for some good money

  10. Why would anyone pick Parker? Crabtree not only missed out on what could have been a ROY season but ended up with a terrible contract.

  11. @ Huskersrule- hate to say it but I think that is the case.. Eugene Parker uses BMB to real in his studs

  12. Now he will fall to the 2nd round, but Parker will want top 10 money anyway. Crabtree situation redeux.

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