Leigh Steinberg


Super-agent Leigh Steinberg explains where Kyrie Irving went wrong

Kyrie Irving finally apologized for sharing a film with antisemetic messaging after the Nets suspended him. According to super-agent Leigh Steinberg, he was far too late. Yardbarker spoke to Steinberg, who outlined the steps an agent must take to do damage control for a client. First, he said you must "wrap your arms around all the facts, so that whatever you're about to say is not later contradicted by some fact."
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Labor and Agents: Warren Moon and Leigh Steinberg share a decades-long friendship

More than 40 years ago, agent Leigh Steinberg delivered some bad news to his client, quarterback Warren Moon. Moon had just been named MVP of the 1978 Rose Bowl, after leading the University of Washington to an upset victory over Michigan. Despite that, Steinberg told Moon that NFL teams were not going to draft him, not as a quarterback anyway.
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Leigh Steinberg through the years

1971: While working as a dorm adviser, meets UC-Berkeley quarterback Steve Bartkowski. 1974: Admitted to the California State Bar; Bartkowski becomes his first athlete client. 1975: Forms Steinberg Sports; Atlanta Falcons select Bartkowski as the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. 1977: Adds baseball clients to his roster. 1985:...

NFL agent Leigh Steinberg not surprised at pace of Deshaun Watson disciplinary hearing

Deshaun Watson's hearing in front of former U.S. District judge Sue L. Robinson concluded following three days on Thursday. What awaits now over an undetermined timeline is Robinson, the jointly-appointed disciplinary officer, issuing her final verdict in terms of a potential punishment. Both sides are expected to file post-hearing briefs to Robinson before a decision...

Sports agent Leigh Steinberg says NIL has 'exploded,' calls for structure

Athletics departments at big-time schools like Arizona State University are facing an existential crisis one year into a sweeping rule change that allowed college athletes to earn money from endorsement deals. “This has blown up beyond anybody’s expectations,” sports agent Leigh Steinberg said in a recent phone interview.

Leigh Steinberg gives agent’s perspective on upcoming James Harden/Sixers contract talks

The Philadelphia 76ers’ 2021-22 season ended when they lost Game 6 to the Miami Heat in the second round of the NBA playoffs. With an MVP-type candidate on the roster in Joel Embiid and an up-and-coming star in Tyrese Maxey, president of basketball operations, Daryl Morey will need to make some decisions on how to build the Sixers into a championship contender.

Top Sports Agent Leigh Steinberg discusses this unpredictable NFL Draft

SCU continues to bring additional NFL Draft content and showcases its biggest guest of the week, as legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg joins the show to discuss this upredictable event. In addition to being a premier sports agent, Leigh is a best-selling author, and the CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports...

“Jerry Maguire” Leigh Steinberg thoughts re: LA Rams Super Bowl LVI victory

He was the inspiration for the book and the movie “Jerry Maguire”. He was the first sports agent to be designated as a Super Agent. And now, at 72, he retains all of his boyish enthusiasm for the LA Rams, a legacy that he inherited from his father. But after those early games of falling in love with professional football and the LA Rams, he went on to become something of a sports celebrity himself.

35th Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party

City Pride Magazine covered the 35th Annual Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Leigh Steinberg is one of the top agents for professional athletes and each year he sponsors a Super Bowl Party inviting athletes, entertainers, business owners, philanthropists, and media. This...
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The First Drink Was Russian Roulette: An Interview with Leigh Steinberg

If you’ve ever seen Tom Cruise as a driven sports agent in the award-winning film Jerry Maguire (1996), then you know more about super-agent Leigh Steinberg than you realize. Based on his life experiences, the film's storyline ended before Leigh Steinberg experienced the worst travails of his life. During his career, Steinberg has represented over 300 professional athletes in football, baseball, basketball, boxing, and Olympic sports, including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft a record eight times.

Jim Bob Morris and team EBY help Leigh Steinberg and L.A. ‘Break Out the Bandido’ for the big game

One of the biggest and best parts of Super Bowl weekend is the annual Leigh Steinberg party leading up to the big game. For this year and the 35th, EBY co-founder Jim Bob Morris and the El Bandido Yankee team is helping the legendary agent “Break Out the Bandido” and celebrate along with players, friends, fans and NFL personalities in Los Angeles. El Bandido Yankee came to play with the signature “Sundance Kid” cocktail that fans enjoyed during the party taking place on the Sony Pictures studio lot. Stay tuned to WGN radio for more and for information, events and recipes from the tequila that is “so smooth it’s criminal” be sure to check out

Leigh Steinberg talks Super Bowl LVI & Bears on WGN News Now Sports Talk

CHICAGO – For decades he’s seen the world of professional sports, especially the National Football Leagues, in ways which many never will. Leigh Steinberg has represented and continues to represent a number of athletes in football and has a pulse for what is going on in the game. That’s especially true this week, when the Super Bowl returns to the Los Angeles area for Super Bowl LVI this week after a three-decade absence.