Coaches Work to Fix Agent Problem

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To Alabama coach Nick Saban, unscrupulous sports agents are like "pimps" or "bootleggers." Florida coach Urban Meyer likens them to "predators" who have become "epidemic."

Less dramatically but with no less trepidation, Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel calls the potential for agent interference "a big concern — it always has been."

Just never this publicly before.

"It's been there, but now it's magnified," said Ben Dogra of Clayton-based CAA Football, who with Tom Condon represents, among others, Rams' first-round pick Sam Bradford.

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