As the name Josh Luchs replaces Jenn Sterger as the dominant NFL news figure who isn’t the player, coach, or owner of an NFL team, clients of the man targeted by Luchs are stepping up to say that they weren’t paid by Wichard.
Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney said he got nothing from the California-based agent.
“I’ve never seen personally, knowing Gary for as long as I’ve known him,
he never gave me money,” Freeney said, per Justin Cohn of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. “I wish he would have given me money. But seriously, I hadn’t seen or heard of any situations
where he’s given any of his guys money.”
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was more concise. “He didn’t give me shit,” Suggs told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.
Frankly, it’s hard to take anything anyone says on this matter at face value. Wichard landed for both players gigantic contracts, and both are smart enough to know that admitting they were paid by Wichard would get him into even more trouble than he currently faces as a result of the Marvin Austin investigation.
So whether they were paid or not, their decision to deny it comes as no surprise.