Charging at least $75 per autograph is not exactly the best publicity move when you are a rook who has not even signed with the team who picked you in the first round. Someone might want to give that hint of advice to Brady Quinn, who refused to sign any memorabilia that was paid for with less than $75 at a Cleveland mall this past Saturday [Fans Complain When Browns QB Brady Quinn Charges $75 Minimum for Autographs]. Did he think that mainstream news entities (or at least the blogosphere) would not pick up on this story? CAA should know better than to let one of their clients look so cheep and greedy.
Today is the beginning of rookie orientation for the Cleveland Browns, which Quinn did not attend. Thursday is the beginning of training camp. I doubt Quinn will be present. His agent, Tom Condon of CAA, is looking for a better deal than the first two that were proposed by the Browns [Cleveland Browns meeting with Quinn’s agent]. I doubt that Condon expected to land in Cleveland on Sunday and turn on the news only to see his client being put down by the local media. Way to start on your illustrious career, Brady.