On May 12 of this year, I reported that Shawne Merriman left Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency’s (CAA) Football Division in favor of David Dunn of Athletes First. At the time, I made a point to mention that we do not normally hear about a football player leaving a mega agency like CAA. It turns out that it was just a temporary change.
Merriman is once again a client of Condon and his partner Ben Dogra at CAA Football. I wonder if the company will tweet about it from its new Twitter account. When Merriman fired Condon and Dogra, he likely was upset that CAA was unable to get him a long term contract. Is the new change from Athletes First related to Merriman being waived by the San Diego Chargers and ending up on a non-contending Buffalo Bills? He has been on the Bills injured reserve list since November 27, so I guess he has had enough time to think this over.
Merriman will once again be a free agent in 2011. The gentlemen at CAA Football will be in charge of negotiating Merriman’s next deal…at least for the time being.