NFLPA decertifies USC’s Teague Egan as an agent
The NFL Players Assn. announced Friday that it had revoked the certification of agent Teague Egan, a USC student who gave tailback Dillon Baxter a golf cart ride on campus that led the freshman’s temporary ineligibility.
In a statement, the NFLPA said that Egan violated “numerous provisions of the NFLPA’s Agent Regulations” by providing Baxter with the ride, which is regarded by the NCAA as a prohibited extra benefit. Baxter was suspended by USC for the Trojans’ Nov. 20 game at Oregon State.
Egan “did so after being advised by USC officials the week before that giving such rides was an improper benefit under NCAA rules,” the NFLPA said, adding that Egan “was alleged to have placed misleading information on his agency’s website about his relationship with a Southern California attorney.”
Fred Fenster, an attorney who is an adjunct professor at USC, had been listed as an advisor on Egan’s 1st Round Enterprises website. Fenster’s photograph and biography were removed shortly after Egan’s status as an agent came to light.
Egan could not be reached for comment. Under NFLPA rules, he can appeal the decision.
“We appreciate that the NFLPA let us know about its action promptly so we could alert our players, including those who are soon to be draft eligible,” David Roberts, USC’s vice president for athletic compliance said in a statement on the school’s website. “Although the NFLPA has decertified Egan, USC would still view any benefit received from him by a current student-athlete to be impermissible under NCAA agent rules.”