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Volume 24 No. 117
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NFL Player Agent Pat Dye Jr. Questioned By Police In Indianapolis

Prominent NFL player agent Pat Dye Jr. said he was handcuffed and questioned by Indianapolis Police after he and his partner, agent Jimmy Sexton, went to the players hotel at the NFL Combine on Thursday night to finalize a marketing deal with Under Armour, at the invitation of Under Armour. "We were contacted by Under Armour that they would like to have (Dye's and Sexton's client Alabama WR) Julio Jones formally sign his seven-figure marketing deal that includes a national television commercial," Dye said in a telephone interview today. "I did nothing wrong or illegal."

Rumors that at least one prominent NFL player agent had been handcuffed at the Combine was the talk of NFL circles over the last few days. Dye said that he, Sexton, who merged their companies to form SportsTrust Advisors recently, agent Jim Denton and the company's corporate counsel, Rick Landrum, entered the Crowne Plaza hotel in Indianapolis, where the players invited to the NFL Combine stay. They were then escorted up to Combine sponsor Under Armour's suite by company officials. They spent about 15 minutes in the suite and did not speak to a single player, Dye said.

Dye was the last in the group to leave the hotel and as he was in a taxi about to leave, an Indianapolis police officer asked him to get out of the cab, Dye said. "I got out of the cab and he handcuffed me," Dye said.  Dye said he still does not understand what law he was accused of breaking.

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