NFLPA revokes Josh Luchs’ agent certification

In a move that likely won’t come as a surprise to anyone — including Josh Luchs — the NFLPA has revoked Luchs’ certification to represent NFL players in their contract negotiations.

Luchs co-authored an article in the October 18 issue of Sports Illustrated, in which he came clean regarding an extensive history of paying college football players.  He thereafter embarked on a series of radio interviews in his he reconfirmed his conduct, saying that he had no regrets regarding his behavior.

“Luchs has recently admitted to numerous violations of the NFLPA
Regulations Governing Contract Advisors, including making payments of
money and/or other things of value to college players at a time when the
players’ college eligibility had not ended,” the NFLPA Legal Department announced in a statement posted at the union’s website.  “According to his statements
to the media and press reports, Luchs made payments or attempted to
make payments to over 30 players while they were still playing college
football.”

Luchs has the right to appeal the decision, but he likely won’t.  What will he say?  It wasn’t me who admitted to blatant and repeated violations of the rules?

The NFLPA agent database indicates that Luchs has negotiated three active player contracts; the NFLPA player-agent listing shows Browns running back Mike Bell as Luchs’ only active client.

He remains the agent of record for eight inactive players:  cornerback Matt Clark, receiver Keenan Howry, defensive tackle Rodney Leisle, cornerback Jared Newberry, cornerback Justin Phinisee, linebacker Ryan Riddle, defensive end Darius Sanders, and defensive end Bernard Thomas.

38 responses to “NFLPA revokes Josh Luchs’ agent certification

  1. Mike Bell says “hey…he might be an a-hole….but he’s MY a-hole!”
    How embarrassing it must be to be the only NFL player represented by this idiot.

  2. Mike Bell says “hey…he might be an a-hole….but he’s MY a-hole!”
    How embarrassing it must be to be the only NFL player represented by this idiot.

  3. The NFL is lame. This guy pulled the blanket off of the ugly baby…….. and they punish him.
    Pathetic.

  4. The NFL is lame. This guy pulled the blanket off of the ugly baby…….. and they punish him.
    Pathetic.

  5. Gee, what a surprise. They decertify the whistleblower who isn’t seeking any new clients, but I’ve yet to hear about any in-depth investigations based on the allegations made in his article.

  6. Gee, what a surprise. They decertify the whistleblower who isn’t seeking any new clients, but I’ve yet to hear about any in-depth investigations based on the allegations made in his article.

  7. It wasn’t the NFL, it was the NFLPA, which is the same as the difference between General Motors and the UAW.
    He knew he would lose his license, what he did was on par with going to the dean of the school and saying “I cheated on my exam, but so did everyone else”. You’re going to get reprimanded, whether everyone else does or not … BECAUSE YOU ADMITTED TO DOING SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW CAUSES THAT REPRIMAND.
    God you people are jackasses.

  8. It wasn’t the NFL, it was the NFLPA, which is the same as the difference between General Motors and the UAW.
    He knew he would lose his license, what he did was on par with going to the dean of the school and saying “I cheated on my exam, but so did everyone else”. You’re going to get reprimanded, whether everyone else does or not … BECAUSE YOU ADMITTED TO DOING SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW CAUSES THAT REPRIMAND.
    God you people are jackasses.

  9. He remains the agent of record for eight inactive players: cornerback Matt Clark, receiver Keenan Howry, defensive tackle Rodney Leisle, cornerback Jared Newberry, cornerback Justin Phinisee, linebacker Ryan Riddle, defensive end Darius Sanders, and defensive end Bernard Thomas.
    ********************************************
    Quite an impressive stable of talent

  10. He remains the agent of record for eight inactive players: cornerback Matt Clark, receiver Keenan Howry, defensive tackle Rodney Leisle, cornerback Jared Newberry, cornerback Justin Phinisee, linebacker Ryan Riddle, defensive end Darius Sanders, and defensive end Bernard Thomas.
    ********************************************
    Quite an impressive stable of talent

  11. @Nate is Gay for Brady …
    Oh please! Luchs is the Joe Valachi/Sammy the Bull of agents. He made his haul for as long as he could, and when he got screwed over by a couple of guys, he decided to burn the whole thing down. As bad as these other guys are, he’s worse. He’s a crook and a rat. I’m glad he’s outing these creeps. They deserve whatever happens to them. But if he were in Valachi and Gravano’s line of work, he’d be doing the Goodfellas thing and spending the rest of his life in witness protection … or the rest of his life would be very very short.

  12. @Nate is Gay for Brady …
    Oh please! Luchs is the Joe Valachi/Sammy the Bull of agents. He made his haul for as long as he could, and when he got screwed over by a couple of guys, he decided to burn the whole thing down. As bad as these other guys are, he’s worse. He’s a crook and a rat. I’m glad he’s outing these creeps. They deserve whatever happens to them. But if he were in Valachi and Gravano’s line of work, he’d be doing the Goodfellas thing and spending the rest of his life in witness protection … or the rest of his life would be very very short.

  13. he was telling the truth and the nflpa doesn’t like it. the association has know for years what has been going on and turning the blind eye! SO NFLPA “WHATCHA GONNA DO NOW” since the cats outta the bag?

  14. he was telling the truth and the nflpa doesn’t like it. the association has know for years what has been going on and turning the blind eye! SO NFLPA “WHATCHA GONNA DO NOW” since the cats outta the bag?

  15. People are great at ignoring what’s directly in front of them. Some future Shakespeare will surely create living art entirely upon this truth.

  16. People are great at ignoring what’s directly in front of them. Some future Shakespeare will surely create living art entirely upon this truth.

  17. Nate is Gay for Brady says:
    October 21, 2010 9:22 PM
    The NFL is lame. This guy pulled the blanket off of the ugly baby…….. and they punish him.
    Pathetic.
    ———————————————
    Nate- couldn’t have said it better. They would rather banish a guy that is not looking for new clients instead of trying to clean up the garbage that is out there. It is all over the place, on most big campuses and available to any very good athlete. Of all the fish to fry, the NFL goes for Luchs? Maybe it is to take attention away from James Harrison and Brett Favre for a few hours.

  18. Nate is Gay for Brady says:
    October 21, 2010 9:22 PM
    The NFL is lame. This guy pulled the blanket off of the ugly baby…….. and they punish him.
    Pathetic.
    ———————————————
    Nate- couldn’t have said it better. They would rather banish a guy that is not looking for new clients instead of trying to clean up the garbage that is out there. It is all over the place, on most big campuses and available to any very good athlete. Of all the fish to fry, the NFL goes for Luchs? Maybe it is to take attention away from James Harrison and Brett Favre for a few hours.

  19. According to the article in SI, when Luchs was suspended by the NFLPA, he resigned from the agent profession. So now the NFLPA dares to revoke his ‘suspension while ignoting the fact that they have been exposed for pretending to be blind to agent shinanigans? ? Ridiculous. I hope the union players realize how dishonest their leadership is. They cannot be trusted to tell the truth.

  20. According to the article in SI, when Luchs was suspended by the NFLPA, he resigned from the agent profession. So now the NFLPA dares to revoke his ‘suspension while ignoting the fact that they have been exposed for pretending to be blind to agent shinanigans? ? Ridiculous. I hope the union players realize how dishonest their leadership is. They cannot be trusted to tell the truth.

  21. The NFLPA has ALWAYS taken care of their own.
    They’ve know forever how the upper echelon of the agents conduct their business and have done nothing about it.
    The lid has now been blown and they decertify a guy who no longer wants yo be an agent anyway.
    Richard Bertistein and the rest of the idiots in the legal department should be very proud today, the’ve protected Gary Wichard.
    Bet they don’t do a thing to him!

  22. The NFLPA has ALWAYS taken care of their own.
    They’ve know forever how the upper echelon of the agents conduct their business and have done nothing about it.
    The lid has now been blown and they decertify a guy who no longer wants yo be an agent anyway.
    Richard Bertistein and the rest of the idiots in the legal department should be very proud today, the’ve protected Gary Wichard.
    Bet they don’t do a thing to him!

  23. I wonder what the NFLPA plans to do with Gary Wichard? I would guess nothing since they really don’t care about agent conduct.

  24. I wonder what the NFLPA plans to do with Gary Wichard? I would guess nothing since they really don’t care about agent conduct.

  25. Just allow the college kids to get paid! The NFLPA is a joke! I so hope the owners crush the union this spring!

  26. Just allow the college kids to get paid! The NFLPA is a joke! I so hope the owners crush the union this spring!

  27. Once the players vote to decertify the union, that whole jpke of an organization will be OUT! Whatever organization that replaces them after the new CBA will certianly have new management.

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