Defensive back Richard Sherman was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 154th overall pick (in the 5th round) of the 2011 NFL Draft. From that day until this year, Sherman was represented by football agent Kevin Poston of Professional Sports Planning. In fact, it was Poston who defended Sherman in November of last year when his client faced a 4 game suspension for testing positive concerning the use of Adderall, a banned substance according to the NFL’s policy for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).
Sherman appealed the suspension and won based on a technicality (an issue in the chain of custody of his urine specimen). It was a big win for Sherman, a member of a strong Seahawks defense and a player who had seriously outperformed expectations of the players drafted in the 5th round. At the time, Poston said, “Richard Sherman, he didn’t go to Stanford for nothing. He’s smart. I’m proud of the way he stood up for himself on this.”
That smart man has now decided that Poston is not the right representative for him going forward. According to Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal, Sherman has left Poston and signed with Ben Dogra and Jimmy Sexton of Creative Artists Agency (CAA). That is the same Ben Dogra who once released a statement on behalf of his client Trent Williams when Williams hit Sherman’s face after a verbal altercation.
Sherman will be looking for a big 2nd contract, and he undoubtedly thinks that Dogra and Sexton are up to the task. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports expects the defensive back to instantly become a fan of Darrelle Revis…for contract purposes.