Channelling Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

I know that a sports agent’s job is to be an advocate for his clients, and to present his clients in the best light possible so as to maximise the payoff they receive for their services, but there’s a fine line between promotion and Iraqi Information Minister-level hyperbole.

Charles Rogers, the number two overall draft pick in the 2003 NFL draft, was cut today by the Detroit Lions. His agent, Kevin Poston, told the Associated Press, “I’m sure teams will be contacting us. [Rogers is] a 25-year-old receiver with a lot of talent.”

So much talent, in fact, that he was cut by a team that, by any measure, has been one of the worst teams in professional football over the last 10 years. As they say, “We find these assertions to be incompatible with reality.

Best of luck in NFL Europe, Chuck.

UPDATE: The Freep’s Drew Sharp agrees with me.

posted by Chris on 02 September 2006 at 1341 in sports


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