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Unethical agents could get prison

Updated: May 17, 2011, 4:28 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas lawmakers are moving to crack down on unethical sports agents and their "runners," threatening a felony conviction and up to 10 years in prison for luring college athletes into contracts and deals that cause them to lose their eligibility.

Legislators say the crackdown would give Texas the toughest sports agent law in the country.

"Far too many times, agents have caused havoc for athletes and universities and walked away unscathed," said Rep. Harold Dutton, a ...

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