Sep
26

David Amerson, Tyrann Mathieu And Other Prospects Being “Shopped” By Man With An Empty Cart?

Al Weber has not only contacted NFLPA Contract Advisors. This is a text he sent to a football player business manager.

Yesterday, at 5:11 p.m. EST I received an email from a friend who (unbeknownst to me) received his certification to practice as an NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Contract Advisor a couple of years ago, but has not signed an NFL player in that time and plans to let his certification lapse next year.  The email stated that my Contract Advisor friend received a phone call from an unidentified individual (with a New Orleans, Louisiana phone number), who held himself out as someone with authority to “shop” NC State University corner back David Amerson.  Yes, the same David Amerson written about on Sports Agent Blog less than a week ago, because other individuals were alleged to have been claiming that they were running Amerson’s agent selection process.  But this phone call, from the unidentified individual, does not seem to be related to Eric Leak and/or Damon McNair, subjects of the previously written article concerning Amerson.

After further investigation, Sports Agent Blog has learned that the New Orleans phone number that came up on the Contract Advisor’s Caller ID was the same phone number that multiple agents had in their incoming call logs dating back at least three years.  Caller ID website MrNumber.com lists one user comment regarding the phone number.

Guy called about an overseas contract askin for money before I get out there..idk

Many agents said that the person on the other end of the phone referred to himself as Al Weber.  Since originally publishing this article, readers have pointed out that a 27-year-old basketball player by the name of Albert Weber was born in Marrero, Louisiana (16 minutes from New Orleans) and played at Mt. Zion Christian Academy and for coach Mark Gottfried at Alabama.  An athlete business manager has also confirmed that “Marrero, Louisiana” appears on his Caller ID when he receives calls from the person holding himself out to be Al Weber.  Sports Agent Blog confirmed that Albert Weber from Marrero, Louisiana is the culprit behind the telephone calls.

One football agent said that Al Weber has been packaging Amerson and Tyrann Mathieu of LSU since the beginning of this year.  Another agent explained that Weber tried to sell him on both football and basketball players, and that Weber called him in 2009 to talk about former St. Joseph’s basketball player Tasheed Carr.  Yet another agent wrote to me, “Says he’s connected with everyone. It’s quite funny. He’s called me three times always saying he had a new player. Would get pissed when I said no and asked for their info.”  That agent said Weber claimed to “have” Tony Mitchell of North Texas, currently predicted by DraftExpress.com to be the eighth player selected in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Every agent who spoke to Sports Agent Blog used the same phrase to describe Weber – “he is a joke.”  However, Weber should not be taken as a joke.  Unless Amerson, Mathieu, Carr, Mitchell and others tacitly gave Weber permission to “shop” them around to agents, Weber is taking advantage of non-existent relationships and falsely representing himself as someone that he is not.  Unfortunately, the world of sport is plagued by too many individuals who target agents and offer a player for representation purposes.  Even worse, these “shoppers” are often pushing around an empty cart and looking to take advantage of the willing.

Update (1:10 p.m. EST) – Al Weber claims that every agent who spoke to Sports Agent Blog is spreading lies.  In fact, Weber says that he is not the one soliciting agents; instead, those agents incessantly call him to get information about players and seek to benefit from Weber’s longstanding relationships with basketball and football players.

With regards to NC State University corner back David Amerson, Weber says that he has been in contact with Craig Anderson (NC State Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance) since the beginning of the year.   Weber claims that Anderson knows Weber has a relationship with Amerson and told Weber to wait until the end of the season to be involved in Amerson’s agent selection process.  Sports Agent Blog has left a message with Anderson in an effort to confirm Weber’s statement.

“Everybody who knows me from basketball knows I have great relationships in the industry,” explained Weber to Sports Agent Blog.  “All those guys have turned on me because I can’t get kids on the phone and get meetings.”  But perhaps Weber’s final statement, as he was getting off the phone to allegedly call his attorney, is most telling.  “I can call whoever I want saying I can get you in position to get this player in the end.  What’s illegal about that?  No one ever told me that was illegal.”

Updated (3:30 p.m. EST) – Receiving many more calls from basketball and football agents confirming what was first reported in this story.  Agents are continuing to explain that Weber constantly contacted them to get in front of players and then deliver them (for a price).  It also looks as if Weber was quite active on the trail yesterday.  Not only did he contact my friend who has never even represented an NFL player, he also apparently left a message for NFLPA Contract Advisor David Fish.  See:

@ This is the exact message from my receptionist yesterday at 4:26 pm ET: "New/P/C Al Webber 504-444-3384 Re: Nfl Prospect"
@FishLaw
David Fish
  • Cory Walks

    Al Weber is a bitch as all he do is lie to people to get what he wants he is going to burn in hell for all he has done to athletes. He changed his number all of sudden. He a marked man now hope he going to stay safe

  • Anonymous

    Yes Al Webber is taking money from people promising them flights to go meet with agentsto go play overseas….he even had a guy pose as an agent to get over 1000 dollars from us! Now he has changed his number after he said he’d send the money back! Je claims the deal just didn’t go through after we told him about this blog we found on him

  • Anonymous

    He a hoe ass nigga he bet not ever get caught in Dallas

  • Princeton McGuire

    I’m starting to hear more and more about this guy….here in Dallas it’s circulating everywhere! I’m going to make sure I pass this on to every athlete I know!

  • David Johnson III

    WHO DOES THIS TYPE OF STUFF????????? People inthis world today are so unpredictable!!!!! I hope this dude gets sued

  • Omar Jackson

    I keep hearing about this dude is the Dallas area what human being stoops this low……asking for money before any contract is signed…..REALLY????

  • Philly

    TO everyone out there that has been played by al weber. I have an updated phone number for him. He try to play me but i been doing this oversea for 8 years so im not a rookie at this. but he got some of my friends and teammates. so if anyone would like his number just.email me and i will give it to you.vc23452003@yahoo.com

  • Albert Weber

    Can people please stop using my name in this matter or foolish none of these guydont even no me so please use anither excuse why ya not getting jobs just ain’t good enough god bless ya

  • George Williams

    Al Weber is a cool dude He charges a fee for his services he tells you that once you first talk to him. You Guys Need to stop DEstroying this guys name and seek other means for help. contact me if you have questions