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Southern California Gets A Scare When 1st Round Pops Up Again

When I interviewed former NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor Teague Egan (who was still certified at the time of the interview), I asked Egan what his plan was for his company, 1st Round Sports, in the immediate future.  His response was,

Now that this all happened, I have to watch myself and stay within the rules even tighter, but I am not going to sit back.

While I have not heard much at all from or about Egan since his NFLPA certification was revoked, his company, 1st Round Entertainment, made a few stories at the end of last week for allegedly being associated with a Las Vegas party being thrown by former USC DE Everson Griffen.  Was this an attempt for 1st Round to be proactive and not “sit back?”  Administrators at the University of Southern California told their football team that they were not permitted to attend the party.  Specifically, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden and VP for Athletic Compliance David Roberts,wrote the following in an email to the team:

“Because of the NCAA rules concerning gambling, impermissible extra benefits and the conduct of agents, we believe that there is a significant chance that the eligibility of any student-athlete who participates in such a trip would be jeopardized.  Therefore, you are not permitted to partake or participate in the Super Bowl Weekend trip that has been arranged and promoted by Mr. Griffen or Mr. Campbell under any circumstances.”

Mr. Campbell is Jordan Campbell, a former LB at USC.  Campbell and Egan were pledge brothers at the Phi Psi Fraternity, and Campbell currently holds some sort of role at 1st Round Entertainment.  However, Egan and Griffen have claimed that 1st Round had absolutely no association with the proposed Super Bowl party.

Griffen ended up cancelling the Super Bowl party and apparently blamed the NFL for putting an end to the extravaganza.  It’s probably a good idea that Griffen stay away from the nightlife scene for a bit anyway, after getting arrested twice in the span of one week (for public intoxication and battery).

But what about Egan and 1st Round getting their name in the Sports section again?  Will we see those names anytime again soon, and for what reason?

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.