Legendary sports agent, Leigh Steinberg joined us in studio to talk about bullying, crime and concussions in pro sports.
Leigh Steinberg, the trailblazing sports agent known for record-setting athletic contracts, groundbreaking charitable works and his role in inspiring the film “Jerry Maguire,” today announced the formation of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, with sights set on representing present and future NFL, NBA and MLB players and coaches, as well as entertainers and other notable public figures.
The launch of the full-service sports and entertainment firm marks the highly-anticipated return of Steinberg, 64, to the industry he transformed for more than three decades, merging the worlds of sports, media, entertainment, branding and cause-related marketing, and extending the influence of athletes and other celebrities to unprecedented global heights.
Having represented a preeminent client roster that included superstars Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Warren Moon, Ben Roethlisberger, CC Sabathia, Oscar de la Hoya and dozens more, Steinberg has negotiated more than $2 billion in player contracts, and helped to generate over $600 million for local and national charities. He has represented the #1 pick in the NFL draft a record eight times, plus more than 60 first round selections in total. Seven former clients are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Leigh’s book The Agent is set for release in January and is currently available for pre-order online.