Behind every multimillion dollar contract and negotiation holdout, there is someone in a suit whispering business and personal advice in his or her client’s ear. No, it's not their mother. It's their agent.
Tuesday, October 11 at 8 p.m., ESPN Films uncovers its newest project, The Dotted Line. Hosted by esteemed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), the film dives into the world of sports agents as they go through the trials, tribulations and victories associated with the job.
Though the news cycles are usually filled with anecdotes surrounding super agents Drew Rosenhaus and Scott Boras, The Dotted Line introduces us to names that are not feverishly debated and placed in our anger filled rants.
Instead, we look into the world of Peter Greenberg, a baseball agent who tapped the previously untouched Venezuelan market. Now, his clients include former Cy Young award winner Johan Santana and perennial All-Star Jose Reyes.
On the other end of the spectrum is the up-and-coming agent, Eugene Lee, who struggles to find clients and keep them during the NFL draft.
This is the dirty work that goes generally unnoticed behind the scenes, but without it, the show wouldn't go on.
These men are not Jerry Maguire and don’t want to be. They do what they have to do to win the client and make sure that they get everything they need. Sometimes rules are broken (which is prominently displayed in the documentary), but at the end of the day it’s about the mighty dollar.
Watch as ESPN adds another critically acclaimed film to its collection this Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.