Chapter 1: 'License to Deal'
Editor's note: "License to Deal" has been published by Rodale. Click here to order a copy. The following is an excerpt from the book's first chapter.
The road was dry, the sky was clear, and Dontrelle Willis hadn't had a drop of alcohol the day he should have died.
He'd just finished lunch and was headed north up Route 101 near Palo Alto, Calif., when he heard a bang coming from the right rear of his Ford Mustang. About a half-mile south of the Stanford University exit, Dontrelle ...
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Evolution of sports agents
Sports agents have gradually emerged from being background figures to prominent characters. This week, ESPN.com will take a look at the impact of agents on the sports world.
Monday: Starting out
• Forde: Colleges keep eyes on runner, agents
• Grant: Representing low-profile athletes
• Rovell: Online courses in becoming an agent
• Mueller: Dealing with the agents
Tuesday: The Powerbrokers
• Garber: Rosenhaus becomes top draw
• Garber: Rosenhaus' top deals
• Pasquarelli: Former agents move to the front office
• Wojnarowski: Taliaferro still in the game
• Flash: Men behind the madness
• Chat wrap: Rosenhaus
• Motion: Rosenhaus talks
Wednesday: License to deal
• Crasnick: Excerpt of book "License to Deal: A Year in the Life of a Maverick Baseball Agent"
• Allen: Process of picking an agent
• Chat wrap: ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick
• Chat wrap: Agent Matt Sosnick