Source: Rich Paul Creating Football Division At Klutch Sports
Rich Paul's Klutch Sports Group is "in talks with agent Damarius Bilbo to lead" a new football division, according to a source cited by ESPN's Adam Schefter (TWITTER.com, 9/10). CBSSPORTS.com's Chris Bengel noted Bilbo "represents a very talented pool of NFL players," including Saints RB Alvin Kamara, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon and Browns WR Jarvis Landry. However, there is a "bit of controversy surrounding Bilbo's time as an NFL agent." In January, Bilbo was "suspended from serving as an agent for three months and received a $12,500 fine after a marketing check for $18,000 was deposited into his bank account rather than Landry's." It is "unclear if Paul would have any type of role in the NFL side of Klutch Sports," which has "transformed into one of the top agencies in professional sports thanks to Paul" (CBSSPORTS.com, 9/10). YAHOO SPORTS' Jack Baer wrote the reported move into the NFL by Klutch "could be related" to United Talent Agency's recent partnership with Paul (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 9/10).