February 1, 2006 – I reported that former IMG employee Bill Henkel received a temporary restraining order (TRO) from IMG after Henkel allegedly attempted to solicit IMG clients to his new company, 10 SPORTS MARKETING.
April 24, 2007 – The TRO was not enough. Henkel was accused of getting illegal kickbacks for signing LaDanian Tomlinson to particular deals. Commercial bribery and theft were the felony charges based on the accusation.
This Monday, Henkel pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts of criminal deprivation of property, which will enable him to avoid going to jail. Back in 2007, I wondered if Adrian Peterson and Lorenzo Booker would stick with the guy who had a bad rap sheet. It seems like keeping clients has not been an issue for Henkel. He also apparently represents Steve Smith, Chad Pennington, and Wes Welker.