Former agent Jonathan Luchs may have shown us the ugly side of paying players, but we sure got at least one prized story out of the piece. Easily the best story within the story was Luchs talking about his time trying to recruit former UCLA offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden who went on to become a star player with the Baltimore Ravens. Brace yourself for brilliance:
I tried to get can’t-miss NFL left tackle prospect Jonathan Ogden as a client, but he wouldn’t take my money. He did, however, go with me to a Janet Jackson concert. My girlfriend got two tickets, and I told her, “Sorry, I need those tickets for J.O. He’s a big Janet Jackson fan.” Instead of going to the concert with my girlfriend, I went with a 6’9″ guy who weighed more than 300 pounds and who screamed “Janet!” the whole night like a teenage girl.
I’ve read that piece over and over and I can’t keep from laughing out loud each time. The imagery is priceless! Now we just need someone with killer photoshop skills to come through with a visual.
Incidentally, if you’re in the Maryland area, Ogden has a boxing charity event next week if you’re so inclined. And now I’ll never think of Ogden the same again.