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NFLPA revokes Josh Luchs’ agent certification

In a move that likely won’t come as a surprise to anyone -- including Josh Luchs -- the NFLPA has revoked Luchs’ certification to represent NFL players in their contract negotiations.

Luchs co-authored an article in the October 18 issue of Sports Illustrated, in which he came clean regarding an extensive history of paying college football players. He thereafter embarked on a series of radio interviews in his he reconfirmed his conduct, saying that he had no regrets regarding his behavior.

“Luchs has recently admitted to numerous violations of the NFLPA
Regulations Governing Contract Advisors, including making payments of
money and/or other things of value to college players at a time when the
players’ college eligibility had not ended,” the NFLPA Legal Department announced in a statement posted at the union’s website. “According to his statements
to the media and press reports, Luchs made payments or attempted to
make payments to over 30 players while they were still playing college
football.”

Luchs has the right to appeal the decision, but he likely won’t. What will he say? It wasn’t me who admitted to blatant and repeated violations of the rules?

The NFLPA agent database indicates that Luchs has negotiated three active player contracts; the NFLPA player-agent listing shows Browns running back Mike Bell as Luchs’ only active client.

He remains the agent of record for eight inactive players: cornerback Matt Clark, receiver Keenan Howry, defensive tackle Rodney Leisle, cornerback Jared Newberry, cornerback Justin Phinisee, linebacker Ryan Riddle, defensive end Darius Sanders, and defensive end Bernard Thomas.