On March 24, NFL cornerback Terence Newman tweeted, “If anyone sees Ben Dogra of CAA, tell him I’d like him to get my deal finalized so if he could call me it would be appreciated.” Newman has since deleted the tweet, but not before it was captured in a screengrab by Ryan Van Bibber of SBNation.com.
It generated quite a buzz, at least throughout the agent community, and is pretty embarrassing for the agent. It provides competitors a reference when they recruit against Dogra and use the sheer number of players that have signed a Standard Representation Agreement with him as a reason for players to sign elsewhere.
When I last tweeted an update on NFL agencies by number of clients under representation (on February 28), Creative Artists Agency (CAA) was tied with Rosenhaus Sports Representation in the lead with 129 players signed. Three days earlier, I tweeted that Dogra’s name was the fourth most common NFLPA Contract Advisor listed on Standard Representation Agreements (48). That information was provided courtesy of InsideTheLeague.com.