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Sources: IMG Nearing Deal To Rep Cam Newton For Marketing

IMG is close to finalizing a deal to represent former Auburn QB and Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton for marketing, sources said. If the deal is finalized, IMG agent Carlos Fleming, who is best known for representing tennis players Venus Williams and James Blake, will serve as Newton's primary agent. IMG Senior VP/Corporate Communications Jim Gallagher declined comment. IMG does not represent NFL players for contract work; Newton signed with agents Bus Cook, Chitta Malik and Tony Paige for NFL contract work. Newton is projected to be selected in the first 10-15 picks of the first round.