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Barnes, Parker land Suh

The biggest fish in the NFL Draft pond has picked his representation.

Liz Mullen of the SportsBusiness Journal wrote on her Twitter account Wednesday that Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has chosen Maximum Sports Management, led by Roosevelt Barnes and Eugene Parker.  Barnes will be the lead agent.

Suh is widely viewed as the favorite to be selected first overall. 

“We signed him late last night,” Barnes said.

Parker has been in the news quite a bit over the last six months because of his client’s Michael Crabtree holdout and accusations that Deion Sanders served as a “runner” for Parker during recruitment of Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant.

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8 Responses to “Barnes, Parker land Suh”
  1. NinerNation says: Jan 27, 2010 4:35 PM

    Ugh, Eugene Parker is a one-trick pony. He tells his clients to hold out, and if the team doesn’t budge, he caves….while setting his client back in the process. Terrible, terrible agent.

  2. Marv_Sleezy says: Jan 27, 2010 4:45 PM

    I dont care what anybody says – You are an idiot if you get an agent and they say you will be the #1 pick.
    Just wait till training camp and then google all the articles written about how much they should pay you and pick a number.
    As long as it is within what the agents commision % would have benn, you come out ahead.
    No drama, no holdout……..

  3. jlr0714 says: Jan 27, 2010 5:26 PM

    Parker? Hmmm…Suh seemed smarter than that. What has Parker accomplished for his clients lately? The Crabtree holdout was a fiasco.

  4. alewatcher says: Jan 27, 2010 5:26 PM

    # NinerNation says: January 27, 2010 4:35 PM
    Ugh, Eugene Parker is a one-trick pony. He tells his clients to hold out, and if the team doesn’t budge, he caves….while setting his client back in the process. Terrible, terrible agent.
    ————————-
    Totally agree. I’m amazed that players don’t look at high draft picks that sign with this guy and wind up getting off to a poor start on their careers.

  5. Advo says: Jan 27, 2010 8:35 PM

    I hope Suh falls to #6. The rebuilding Seahawks can afford to wait on a holdout.

  6. Cornerdenizen says: Jan 27, 2010 9:48 PM

    I always thought it funny how the pilgrims love someone like Donald Trump. He’s embraced for being a fierce, unyielding, take-no-prisoners businessman.
    But Eugene Parker is roundly criticized for taking an uncomprimising stance. I agree that sometimes, after his clients hold out, they start slowly. (Actually, that wasnt the case with Crabtree. It took very little time for him to have an impact)
    But I thought you guys respected, above all else, the guy who does whatever it takes to get the money and respect due him. I mean, that is the most important thing in business, right? Or does that not apply here? Just curious.

  7. Klytus says: Jan 27, 2010 10:35 PM

    Another wasted draft pick. Suh will hold out and not play next season. Or he will arrive late and be injured during the regular season because of a lack of training camp.
    Just another example of why there needs to be a ceiling on draft pick salaries. If I were the Rams, I’d trade the pick and let some other team worry about Suh and his agent.
    GO STEELERS!

  8. tjdpft says: Jan 28, 2010 12:42 AM

    Don’t care how good Suh might be, I wouldn’t draft him solely because of the agent he picked. If enough players fall in the draft after picking that a$$hole as their agent, then he might just not get any top clients.

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