Morgan Spurlock’s documentary “The Dotted Line,” about the world of sports agents aired Oct. 11 on ESPN. Ever since, says Eugene Egdorf (pictured), a senior associate with The Lanier Law Firm in Houston, inquiries that could lead to potential business have been coming in. “We’ve already been hearing from all the folks we need to hear from,” he says. Egdorf, who is also a certified contract adviser for the NFL Players Association and a vice president for the sports agent company ETL Associates Inc., says Spurlock offered an unvarnished view of the sports agent industry. Spurlock previously directed “Supersize Me,” a documentary that cast the fast food industry in an unflattering light. Egdorf notes, however, that he and ETL’s founder managed to “come across as one of the good guys” in the sports scene. Egdorf says he was confident of that outcome when he agreed to cooperate with Spurlock because ETL “tries to do things a different way” than the rest of the industry. Despite the attention he has garnered from ESPN’s broadcast, Egdorf plans to keep all the glitz in perspective. He reminds himself that his interest in the sports business is largely a sideline compared to the litigation he pursues with Mark Lanier. “The financial motivation for me, frankly, is very disparate,” Egdorf says.
-- Miriam Rozen