Anquan Boldin: Ravens Star Receiver Shouldn't Have Shown His Agent the Money

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 06:  Anquan Boldin #81 of the Baltimore Ravens carries the ball during training camp at M&T Bank Stadium on August 6, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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It wasn't supposed to be this way, Anquan Boldin. Clearly, you've never seen Jerry Maguire.

Boldin has recently claimed that his ex-agent screwed him out of something in the vicinity of $220,000. From TMZ:

Boldin filed a lawsuit against Darrell Eugene Wills in Florida bankruptcy court, claiming Darrell asked to borrow $170,000 to start a sports management agency in 2004...and never paid him back.

Anquan claims he supplied the loan on the condition that Darrell repay him with interest—and reduce his agency fee—but the venture failed...and Darrell filed for bankruptcy. 

Boldin sued Wills soon after to get his money back—but a bankruptcy judge ruled that Darrell was such a financial wreck, he didn't have to repay his debts.

Ouch.

This is why we must all pay close attention to Jerry Maguire, kids. It is the great Rod Tidwell who reminds us, after all, that wide receivers are valuable commodities. They go across the middle. They see a dude trying to kill them, and they say, "Get killed—catch the ball."

But the most important lesson Rod taught us was a simple one: It is the agent's job to show the athlete the money, not the other way around.

Well, that's not entirely true—the agent should show the athlete the money as loudly as possible, even if it costs that agent all of his other clients.

On second thought, maybe we shouldn't take lessons from Jerry Maguire.

 

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