NFL agent demands money from former UNC player

St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn stands on the sideline during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in St. Louis. (Jeff Curry)

January 10, 2012 12:56:09 PM PST
An NFL agent has filed a civil lawsuit against former UNC football player Robert Quinn - who was one of the key figures in the NCAA investigation of the school.

Carl Carey - who represented Quinn leading up to the draft - says he did everything for Quinn, but then got fired before Quinn signed his $9.4 million NFL contract, and he wants paid.

Click here to read the lawsuit (.pdf)

In the suit, Carey says he reconstructed Quinn's image after the NCAA investigation. He even says he planned parties, charity events, and arranged tailor-made suits.

But Carey says he never got his 3-percent cut because he was fired.

The lawsuit also points the finger at former Tar Heel Marvin Austin, claiming Austin was paid to recruit players to Impact Sports and persuade them to drop their current agents. Quinn signed with Impact Sports before signing his deal with the St. Louis Rams. Carey wants the court to determine damages.

If Carl Carey's name sounds familiar, it's because Carey actually taught a summer class at UNC while employed as an agent. The story got a lot of publicity during the height of the NCAA investigation.

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