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Ben Dogra, agent for Adrian Peterson, has license revoked, fine issued by NFLPA

By Andrew Krammer

The NFLPA’s Committee of Agent Regulation and Discipline announced Wednesday they’ve “unanimously voted” to revoke agent Ben Dogra’s license for three years.

A well-known agent for players such as Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, Dogra has had his certification revoked for “violations of the NFLPA regulations,” the union’s statement read. He was the subject of a 38-count disciplinary complaint and testimony, resulting in a three-year revocation and $200,000 fine. He’s eligible to re-apply for his license after three years. Dogra can appeal and is allowed to continue representing players, as co-CEO of Relativity Sports’ football division, until the appeals process is complete. An appeal must be filed within the next 20 days, according to union regulations.

Dogra has been embroiled in controversy of late, including his firing by talent agency CAA in November 2014, reportedly for cause, and most recently the handling of Peterson this offseason. While Peterson was initially noncommittal about his intentions this spring, Dogra sparked the public feud by telling reporters he wanted his client out of Minnesota. The Vikings held firm, Peterson returned more than a month before training camp, agreed to a contract restructure and claimed his third NFL rushing title this season.

He currently represents a couple Vikings players, including Peterson and cornerback Terence Newman. He’s represented Peterson since the Vikings drafted him in the first round of 2007, negotiating his $100 million extension in 2011 and a contract restructure this summer that guarantees Peterson his $7.75 million salary if he’s on the roster at the third day of the 2016 league year.

The post Ben Dogra, agent for Adrian Peterson, has license revoked, fine issued by NFLPA appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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