Louisville linebacker Jordan Campbell transferred from USC
this past summer with hopes of playing immediately this season. Card fans expected Campbell to be a difference maker on the defensive side of the ball for Louisville. He was the #2 linebacker in the nation as a high schooler and with his time at USC alongside big names like Cushing, Matthews, and Maualuga, Jordan Campbell was to be a star right out of the gate. Well, here we are at the end of the 2010 college football season and Wittle Brother's prized summer acquisition still hasn't seen the field. But he has big promises for next season:
"FEELS GOOD 2 BE A CARD.......BUT IT WILL FEEL EVEN BETTER WHEN WE WIN THE BIG EAST NEXT YEAR !!!!!!!#7 JC"
"1 more game then our season starts just stick with us cards fans we got you next season ....follow the leader @campbell_jordan on twitter i'll keep you updated on the road to the national championship ....JC #7"
The problem is, with Campbell's off the field rock star lifestyle and recently discovered business partnerships, he might not suit up for Louisville next year either.
It turns out Campbell has a good friend named Teague Egan
. You may recognize the name. Egan made national headlines last week for giving USC running back Dillon Baxter a ride through campus on his golf cart. A ride that resulted in Baxter's suspension. Why the harsh penalty for accepting such a cordial deed, you ask? Teague Egan is the CEO of 1st Round Enterprises, a company offering sports management. But that's not all he is. Thanks to a quick and easy registration on the NFLPA website (my log-in name is UofLFAIL) we see Teague Egan is an NFLPA-certified agent
Now, before all the Louisville fans show up and argue that maybe Jordan Campbell and Teague Egan are childhood friends from Los Angeles, allow me to point out Egan's biography from 1st Round's website
. It says Egan is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It also says Egan befriended many athletes of the USC football team.
About Teague Egan
...Teague attended the University of Southern California, where he started 1st Round Enterprises becoming the founder and chairman. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but now living in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, Teague befriended many athletes on the USC football team, as well as filmmakers around the city...
Hold up. Why the hell would an aspiring sports agent boast about befriending college athletes?
Better yet, why the hell would an aspiring sports agent list Jordan Campbell, a college athlete, as a partner of the company
About Jordan Campbell
Jordan Campbell is a partner of 1st Round Enterprises. He was rated # 2 linebacker in the nation coming out of high school, and was one of the founding fathers of the 1st Round family. He received a full scholarship to play football at the University of Southern California, where he studied business administration. Later he transferred to the University of Louisville to finish his collegiate career...
... Jordan is also a entrepreneur starting Circle of Success, a California-based clothing line, with his brother, and bringing that into the 1st Round family.
Jordan Campbell's bio magically disappeared from 1st Round's website
over the weekend (weird, huh?
) but, thanks to Google cache, nothing every completely disappears from the internet. Also, thanks to my experience in Facebook stalking, I found a few pictures of the Louisville linebacker and his NFL agent friend.
These pictures are from Jordan Campbell's Facebook page, right there in the open for the public to see..
(Campbell and Egan, his "RIGHT HAND MAN," living the good life on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts this summer.)
(Campbell and Egan sharing an unsmooth moment with "Keith Stone")
There are plenty more photos of the two 1st Round partners all over Facebook. Jordan Campbell even shared photos of himself and other USC footballers at 1st Round parties on the company's Facebook page. Not a smart move.
Agents, parties, boat trips, clothing lines, partnerships... If Campbell played basketball at Kentucky, he'd receive the death penalty.
It'll be interesting to see if anything comes out of this. It could be the case that he's done nothing wrong in the NCAA's eyes. I don't know the NCAA rulebook or the specifics of the Campbell/Egan/1st Round relationship. But if Dillon Baxter is suspended for riding on a golf cart with Teague Egan, it's hard to believe Jordan Campbell and his boat rides and parties won't be investigated.
SportsByBrooks broke the USC Players/1st Round Enterprises story here. I just snooped around Jordan Campbell's Facebook page because picking on Louisville gets me through the day.