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NFL agent Gary Wichard dies at 60

Gary Wichard, a longtime NFL player agent, has died at the age of 60.

According to a statement released on behalf of Wichard’s family, the cause was complications brought on by diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

Gary was a family man first and foremost,” Wichard’s wife, Maire, said in the statement. “He also considered his clients to be like family as well.”

Wichard’s clients included Jason Taylor, Dwight Freeney, Antonio Cromartie and Terrell Suggs.

The NFL Players Association suspended Wichard in December for improper contact with North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who was suspended by the NCAA for the 2010 season.

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3 Responses to “NFL agent Gary Wichard dies at 60”
  1. descendency says: Mar 11, 2011 6:52 PM

    RIP.

    I think everyone can see the obvious “heart attack from hearing the decertification news” joke – but has better tact than to use it.

  2. rajbais says: Mar 11, 2011 8:36 PM

    Darn good agent!

    It was unfortunate that he made bad mistakes while unhealthy. His involvement with UNC and troubles with the NCAA were two bad stains on his remaining days before his unexpected death.

    I would have loved to have seen him turn his life and career around.

    Gary Wichard, RIP.

  3. Deb says: Mar 11, 2011 8:40 PM

    How ironic that on the day he passed the NFLPA suspension issued against him in December disintegrated and he would have been free to conduct business, effective immediately. But none of that matters now to the family and friends mourning his passing from such horrific diseases. May God comfort them in their grief and may he rest in peace.

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