Thursday, September 4, 2008
Drew Rosenhaus YouTube Video Sparks Fight With Eagles Player
Sheldon Brown sees Lito Sheppard's new agent as a villain, and the Eagles' starting right cornerback unleashed a verbal assault on the high-profile agent before practice. "I think sometimes agents can ruin players' careers," Brown said. "And what I mean by that is we have an agent who has four players who are disappointed with the way their deal is, and we're going into Week 1, and nobody has accomplished anything with those players." It gets better. "If you know the guy's track record and what he brings to the table, it's more of a disappointing thing for me that [Rosenhaus] enticed [Sheppard] to sign with him thinking he could get a deal done," Brown said. "Agents don't get a deal done. The player gets the deal done. Yeah, he put [Sheppard] in a tough spot, but at the end of the day, that's something he has to deal with." Brown's attack came after he watched Rosenhaus' most recent weekly rant on YouTube.com. Rosenhaus used that forum to lament Sheppard's situation, detailing all the Eagles' cornerback has had to "endure" this off-season. He mentioned the signing of Asante Samuel to a $57 million deal that "dwarfs" Sheppard's contract, then added how unfair it was that his client had to play the role of third cornerback behind Brown.