LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Dillon Baxter #28 of the USC Trojans carries the ball against linebacker Ausar Walcott #26 of the Virginia Cavaliers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 11 2010 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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According to the Twitter feed of Charles Robinson, who as a Yahoo! reporter is a natural source for all scandalous news concerning USC football, the NFL Players' Association has revoked the certification of Teague Egan, the nauseatingly-named agent-like substance who got Dillon Baxter's eligibility suspended (albeit briefly) for a cross-campus golf cart ride.
[UPDATE] The NFLPA has released a statement confirming the revocation:
The NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Regulation and Discipline (CARD) revoked the Certification of NFLPA Contract Advisor Teague Egan today for violating numerous provisions of the NFLPA’s Agent Regulations when he provided an improper benefit under NCAA rules by giving University of Southern California player Dillon Baxter a ride in his company’s golf cart, resulting in Baxter being suspended for USC’s game against Oregon State in November. He did so after being advised by USC officials the week before that giving such rides was an improper benefit under NCAA rules. He also is alleged to have placed misleading information on his agency’s website about his relationship with a Southern California attorney.
Under the Regulations, Egan now has the opportunity to have an expedited appeal if he so chooses.
Appeals process or no, it's hard to imagine the NFLPA reversing field on this decision, not with cleanup efforts in college football so publicly ongoing. Without it, Teague Egan is once again just some sterling prat with a golf cart. And after one look at this video, it's hard to argue that's about what he deserves. Join the yub-yub party at Conquest Chronicles.
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USC running back Dillon Baxter did not travel with the Trojans this weekend, and was ruled ineligible for their game against Oregon State, after he was spotted riding in a golf cart across the USC campus with an agent. The agent, USC student Teague Egan, is listed as the founder and CEO of 1st Round Enterprises. Egan is also a registered financial advisor with the NFL Players Association.
Baxter reportedly asked Egan for a ride to the student health center after feeling dehydrated on Thursday. He told the USC cmpliance office that he knew Egan, but did not know he was a registered agent. For now, Baxter is ineligible, though a USC compliance officer told the LA Times he expects Baxter to have his eligibility restored pending a charity donation for the value of the ride.
The 1st Round Enterprises website also lists former USC linebacker Jordan Campell as a company executive. Campbell left USC last summer for Louisville after the NCAA handed down sanctions earlier this year that included a two-year bowl ban.
The company was founded in June of 2009, while Campbell was still on the USC football team. On the 1st Round website, Egan's bio touts his relationships with USC athletes.
Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but now living in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, Teague befriended many athletes on the USC football team, as well as filmmakers around the city.
In addition to Egan and Campbell, USC law professor Fred Frenster is listed as a senior advisor/financial advisor for 1st Round Sports.
As USC continues to deal with the sanctions and fallout from the Reggie Bush investigation, more connections with agents is the last thing the Trojans need. Outside of the golf cart ride, there hasn't been any evidence of wrongdoing, though the compliance office is continuing to investigate whether any other USC players have had contact with Egan or 1st Round.
Stay tuned for more details as they become available.