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07:20 AM ET 11.29 | So long, Patrick Lawlor. [Lawlor] attended the Cardinals game last Sunday to watch two clients, defensive backs Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu, play. Shortly after returning home to Florida on Monday, Lawlor had just one Cardinals player as a client. Peterson called Monday afternoon to tell Lawlor he was fired. "He said it's business, not personal," Lawlor said. "I said, 'No, it's very personal.'" Lawlor was in Arizona to start preparations to negotiate a contract extension for Peterson. ... The new CBA limited the amount of money rookies could receive in their first contracts, so the big money, for both player and agent, is in the next contract. And now that the time has almost arrived to negotiate that deal, Peterson has made a change.

The Arizona Republic

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November 29, 2013  07:23 AM ET

Agent are not the basis for sports stories.

Nobody cares.

November 29, 2013  07:35 AM ET

*Agents*

November 29, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Jay Z Baby!!!

November 29, 2013  08:40 AM ET

It's business -- **** up sister!

November 29, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Hmmm. I wasn't rude -- I wrote 5uck it up sister. Censor me you ****!!!!

November 29, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Agent are not the basis for sports stories.Nobody cares.

Agree, at least thee are all the details there to make the story relevant and interesting.

November 29, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Patrick Lawlor has some 'splainin to do. The one time agent, turned litigation lawyer, returns to the agent business this way after claiming he changed his focus back to the agent business after watching Peterson, who changed his last name from Johnson at LSU.

Lawlor told Peterson Jr. that his talents made Lawlor want to be an agent again.


His selling point to Peterson while at LSU:

"I said, 'You'll be my only client,' " Lawlor said.


Well, that did not last long. He is also the agent for Tyrann Mathieu. I would say the deal you had with Peterson is off the table and you have no complaint.

November 29, 2013  09:44 AM ET

LMFAO - Hands up everybody that feels sorry for an agent. Anybody....anybody at all?

November 29, 2013  09:54 AM ET

What! A lawyer being shifty and less than truthful. I find that hard to believe.

November 29, 2013  11:13 AM ET

I kinda hope the Cards make the playoffs, as Peterson is one of the best players out there that no one sees because he plays, well, for the Cards.

That being said, no one gives a damn about agents.

November 29, 2013  11:20 AM ET

Irked? Ya think? That agent just saw at least $1.5 million walk out the door. His 3% cut from the guaranteed $50 million Peterson is said to have coming his way. And with Christmas around the corner.

November 29, 2013  12:01 PM ET

A guy I work with just graduated Temple Law, in 6 years he was required to take 1 3 credit ethics class.

November 29, 2013  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

A guy I work with just graduated Temple Law, in 6 years he was required to take 1 3 credit ethics class.

Was it an online class?

November 29, 2013  02:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

A guy I work with just graduated Temple Law, in 6 years he was required to take 1 3 credit ethics class.

That is the norm. But I never heard of any business major who had to take any ethics class. Or any other major I know of.

November 29, 2013  02:47 PM ET

An agent got screwed on a contract with a player? Cancel that vacation home in Monaco, Lawlor, and the Lamborghini, too.

November 29, 2013  03:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

A guy I work with just graduated Temple Law, in 6 years he was required to take 1 3 credit ethics class.

If he played basketball for John Chaney, he needed an ethics class.

November 29, 2013  05:18 PM ET

Sounds like the teaser to "Jerry McGuire 2 - This Time It's Personal".

November 29, 2013  07:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

That is the norm. But I never heard of any business major who had to take any ethics class. Or any other major I know of.

I don't think it's something you can learn in a class. You either have good ethics or you don't.

November 30, 2013  02:01 AM ET

Ethics might get used if the attorney is winning heir case. If the attorney is losing he puts the ethics in his brief case and does whatever it takes to try to win. ETHICS !!!! we attorneys don't need no stinkun ethics!!!!

 
November 30, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

LMFAO - Hands up everybody that feels sorry for an agent. Anybody....anybody at all?

So true. And Scott Borass leads the class in sports agent zero class clowns

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