Two weeks ago, when I had first heard that Gary Wichard hired Howard Silber as his attorney, a friend of mine suggested I talk to Josh Luchs. My inquiry at the time was regarding Silber’s representation of Wichard and Kentwan Balmer, who is a Wichard football client.
I never reached out to Luchs. But, after reading George Dohrmann’s piece that was published yesterday, I did find an article from August 2007, which discussed Luchs’ NFLPA mandated arbitration battle against Wichard and his attorney, Silber. Prominent sports attorney, David Cornwell, was counsel for Luchs.
Luchs was protesting his 1 year NFLPA certification suspension in addition to a fine he was told to pay. As you may know from the Dohrmann article, the NFLPA denied the appeal of Luchs’ suspension. Luchs states,
I should have been suspended 100 times for all the players I paid, but not for what they did suspend me for.