TELLEM HOW IT IS, ARN: COMBUSTIBLE CLIENTS KEEP AGENT BUSY
Published December 16, 1997
Agent ARN TELLEM is profiled by Richard Weiner in the cover story of USA TODAY's sports section. Weiner: "Fairly or not, Tellem has become known as a top representative for today's disgruntled star athletes." With a client list that includes LATRELL SPREWELL, ISAIAH RIDER and ALBERT BELLE, among others, Tellem "has been thrust into high-profile, problem-solving mode." Tellem: "I think that's something I have done effectively for a lot of my clients." Weiner writes that Tellem "is basically a baseball nerd who became a lawyer, then an agent. ... The book on Tellem is mixed, as one would expect. His clients swear by him, just as he does for them. His competitors are weary of speaking one way or the other. Executives tolerate Tellem as they would any other well-connected agent" (USA TODAY, 12/16).