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SBD/October 24, 2012/Labor and Agents
Gary Sheffield Discusses Player Agency, Possible Broadcasting Career
Published October 24, 2012
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: In Milwaukee, Lori Nickel writes Brian Mackler “doesn't work two phones at once," yet in “every other way, he is a big time NFL agent.” Mackler and his partners “represent about 100 players." Nickel: “His job is to get contracts worth as much money as possible, but his role goes way beyond that -- to mentor and [counsel].” Mackler travels “all over the country to look after his clients.” But he “does not sound like the parasite that might be the stereotype of an NFL agent.” Mackler said, "Fans have this image of Jerry Maguire. I've been doing this for 22 years. I'm married with two kids. And there's nothing better than seeing your players, who you've helped, play on the field" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/24).