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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 21, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - Leigh Steinberg showed up to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to work on an NFL rookie contract on Thursday. He has negotiated these types of contracts with this NFL team before as a sports agent. His clients with the Indianapolis Colts have included a couple of top draft choices in the past. There was Jeff George, the No. 1 overall pick in 1990, and Duane Bickett, the fifth overall pick in 1985. How times have changed for Steinberg. No longer is he landing first-round players.
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March 20, 2013
Leigh Steinberg, a Daily Pilot columnist, was profiled by the Associated Press and revealed he is working to relaunch his sports agency, based in Newport Beach, as well as other projects, "including an autobiography and his continuing crusade to raise awareness of the damaging effects of concussions. " Steinberg, who turns 64 next week, will celebrate his sober birthday Thursday, the story said, a big milestone, after battling alcoholism with vodka as his main drink. "I wanted to focus on sobriety first so I absolutely could make sure I had an intelligent plan to deal with it," Steinberg told the AP in a phone interview from his office in Newport Beach.
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From staff reports | January 12, 2012
Newport Beach sports agent Leigh Steinberg, whose life story partially inspired "Jerry Maguire," has filed for bankruptcy, according to an email he sent to the Daily Pilot. Steinberg, 62, pens a weekly sports column for the Pilot. He said in his statement that media exposure that harmed his family and chased away clients led to him to seek Chapter 7 protections in federal bankruptcy court. He had been hoping to repay those who had given him loans. Steinberg used to represent a large roster of professional football and baseball players and boxers.
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By Lauren Williams | December 22, 2011
A court commissioner recently authorized a bench warrant for the Newport Beach sports agent who partially inspired the film "Jerry Maguire," but there are no plans to arrest him, court and law enforcement officials said Thursday. Leigh Steinberg, 62, failed to appear in Orange County Superior Court on Dec. 15 for a debtor's examination, triggering the commissioner to OK the bench warrant on the condition that the party suing him pay the court fees, according to court spokeswoman Carole Levitzsky.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | August 4, 2011
SANTA ANA - Leigh Steinberg's visit to Morton's The Steakhouse at the South Coast Plaza Village was billed as, "Lunch With A Legend. " Steinberg, the renowned sports agent and Daily Pilot columnist, delivered a legendary-type shot while on 710 ESPN Radio with Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley Thursday. Kellerman served up the topic of Frank McCourt to Steinberg and the 62-year-old slam dunked it. "He needs to go back to Boston," Steinberg said of the infamous Los Angeles Dodgers owner.
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By John Canalis | June 6, 2011
He had everyone at hello. That would be sports agent Leigh Steinberg, who delivered a warm speech on a hot day at The Daily Pilot Cup. Steinberg, who recently began writing a sports column for the Daily Pilot, peppered his Sunday awards ceremony speech with references to "Jerry Maguire," the film partly based on his life. When he shouted, "Show me the soccer!" the winning teams and families cheered. But this wasn't some celebrity appearance with a remote connection to community.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | January 31, 2011
Leigh Steinberg has plenty of reason to celebrate during his upcoming Super Bowl Party in Dallas. It's Super Bowl XLV, but for the Newport Beach resident whose fame came as a sports agent, it's Steinberg Party XXV. Because his party is in its 25th year, Steinberg is doing his best to make it memorable. His parties have been known for their extravagance and attention to charities. He wants to turn it up a notch. Amid all the fun, which he often refers to as, "a three-ring circus," Steinberg will honor his friend, Gabrielle Giffords, the U.S. Rep. who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head suffered during a shooting at a grocery store in Tucson, Ariz.
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By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | October 19, 2010
COSTA MESA — Don't ever underestimate the impact that professional sports has on the psyche of the American people, especially those who live and breathe athletics. When Lennox Lewis, the professional boxer, announced in a commercial that "Real men don't hit women," his words probably made some men think twice about spousal abuse. And when Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, spoke out against bullies in schools, his advice didn't fall on deaf ears — he had just led his team to win the Super Bowl.
SPORTS
April 18, 2008
After Leigh Steinberg watched his quarterback Troy Aikman deal with a concussion during the playoffs in 1994, the then-sports agent knew he had to do something about it. Ever since, Steinberg, a Newport Beach resident, has been drumming up safety awareness about concussions. His quest started slow, but it is now peaking he said because he’s getting the NFL in the act. Steinberg is helping conduct the Sports Concussion Institute’s National Concussion Summit today at the Marriott Hotel in Marina del Rey. The clinic is in its second year and will have an NFL presence for the first time, with Hall of Famers Warren Moon and Rod Woodson scheduled to speak.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | August 21, 2007
Before Nick You knew it, he worked the life of a sports agent for two years. All the information sports agents fret about going out to the public, You dealt with. A 22-year-old and UC Irvine student at the time, You took a job at a law office. Everywhere he turned, drama hit him in the face. Divorces, child custody battles, lawsuits, domestic abuse cases, even a son suing his ill father for his home. Things got so ugly he began not knowing who to believe. “I was sort of a paralegal,” he said, “but I wasn’t certified.
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