Late last night, Neil Stratton of InsideTheLeague.com broke a story that certainly kept me awake for a while. Â The headline alone, which reads, â€śA super-agency goes supernova and in its place arises an even bigger agency,â€ť made me anxious to click on the link and consume Strattonâ€™s content. Â I was not disappointed with the result.
Stratton wrote that multiple sources confirmed Jimmy Sextonâ€™s departure from SportsTrust Advisors, and that he willÂ be joiningÂ Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Â CAA Football is currently run by agents Tom CondonÂ and Ben Dogra. Â Former defensive end Trace ArmstrongÂ represents a variety of coaches, including Urban Meyer. Â Sexton represents both players and coaches. Â He will be able to improve an already extremely strong CAA Football division.
If InsideTheLeagueâ€™s report is accurate, that means SportsTrust Advisors was a very short-lived experiment. Â It was the brainchild of Sexton and PatÂ Dye, Jr., who merged their two respective companies,Â Athletic Resource Management (ARM)Â andÂ ProFiles Sports, Inc.Â Combined, the two entities represented a total of more than 40 coaches and 100 football players. Â In the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, SportsTrust Advisors had three clients selected: Julio Jones (#6 overall to the Atlanta Falcons), Christian Ponder (#12 overall to the Minnesota Vikings), and Cameron Heyward (#31 overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers).
Things to watch:
- How this affects CAAâ€™s ability to recruit players (they were already very strong at it).
- Whether Tom Condon and Ben Dogra both continue their employment at CAA.
- Which SportsTrust clients leave with Jimmy Sexton and which of them stick with Pat Dye, Jr.
- How potential clients will react to the change.
- Jimmy Sexton Speaks About Some Of His Clients
- Looking Back To Jimmy Sextonâ€™s Interview At The Senior Bowl
- Just The Thought Of Jimmy Sexton With A Soul-Patch
- Jimmy Sexton On NFL Network
- Jimmy Sexton, Fletcher Smith, And Rick Smith Amongst Leaders Looking To Fix Football Agent Issues
This article originally appeared on the Sports Agent Blog.