Bill Henkel Is Looking For Some Positive Endorsements
Marketing agent Bill Henkel could be seeing some jail time.
What do Adrian Peterson, Steve Smith, Derrick Johnson, and Lorenzo Booker all have in common? They all have Bill Henkel as their current marketing agent. In January of this year, IMG filed a temporary restraining order against Henkel after accusing him of trying to steal clients away to boost his new agency (Henkel used to work for IMG). He left IMG in November of 2006 [IMG accuses ex-employee of stealing clients]. His new agency is called 10 Sports Marketing.
The charge of stealing clients may be the least of Henkel’s worries, however. He is now facing felony charges for commercial bribery and theft [FBC Marketing Agent Charges]. And it all stems back to LaDainian Tomlinson. The same LaDainian Tomlinson who backed IMG on their claim of Henkel stealing clients. Now it appears that Henkel was banking more than his standard commission on a sports memorabilia deal that he secured for Tomlinson while working for IMG. Henkel was kicked anywhere between $1,000-$25,000 for having Tomlinson do a particular endorsement…Tomlinson and IMG had no clue.
What will Adrian Peterson and Lorenzo Booker do? Nothing like some drama right before the NFL Draft.