Get ready for the wildest ride in sports literature. Josh Luchs takes you through two decades of what goes on behind the scenes in sports: where the money comes from, how it's handed out, where it goes, and what it means. Not only does Luchs name names, but he tells detailed stories and anecdotes. Just as the Valachi Papers helped to weaken the mob, this story may help clean up some of the shady dealings in college football. It's a must read. (John Clayton, ESPN)
With unflinching honesty and no holds barred, Illegal Procedure would be an entertaining and enlightening read at any time. Considering the NCAA scandals of the last couple years, it's now an important one also. This is the reality college sports, not the charade presented on TV. (Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports)
Josh Luchs dared to go where few had gone before and in the process exposed some very ugly truths about the sports agent business. (Morgan Spurlock, award-winning director of Super Size Me and The Dotted Line)
Josh Luchs' invaluable work has opened up new vistas for us as policy makers, politicians, and education and sports administrators. As we strive to protect student-athletes from exploitation, I'd like to thank Josh for doing all that he has to break this abusive cycle and to inject more integrity and honor into big-time collegiate sports. (U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush)
In my informed opinion, as someone who has experienced up-close and personal the backroom deals that occasionally pervade big-time college football, Josh's pronouncements are incontrovertible and provide an entertaining inspection of the world of the 'student athlete.' (Brian Jones, former NFL linebacker and college football analyst, CBS Sports)
Nobody knows better than Luchs just how crooked college football is….this should be in demand. (Library Journal)
[Luchs] writes (assisted by co-author Dale) with humor [and] honesty…A troubling, entertaining indictment of the hypocrisy of big-time sports. (Kirkus Reviews)
JOSH LUCHS was a sports agent from 1990-2008, before being suspended by the NFL Players' Association. He now works as in commercial real estate in Encino, CA.
JAMES DALE has collaborated on books with Hall of Fame Pitcher Jim Palmer and renowned sports agent Ron Shapiro. His book with Johns Hopkins cardiologist Dan Munoz is forthcoming this year. He is also the author of The Obvious: Everything You Need to Know About Business. Period.
illegal Procedure is a candid look through the eyes of an NFL SPORTS AGENT! Like him or hate him this author names names and gives a full frontal assault on this industry!Published 4 months ago by LARRY ELKAN
Well said, Josh! You shed light on a societal issue that has been only slightly known, and naively at that! Read morePublished 7 months ago by mitchell p. kanefsky
This was an inside look at the levels of corruption that go on inside college football programs and how the NCAA turns a blind eye to the vast majority of it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by L. Froment
Good read. A true, unvarnished account of the life of a sports agent. Read it and decry the greed of the NCAA.Published 17 months ago by Sports Junkie 2.0
Reform in college sports is long overdue. This book is testament to that. Good read that is worth the timePublished 19 months ago by Jacob Serafini
Eye opening book about the money side of football. We always want the game to be played on the up and up with our idealistic lenses on. Read morePublished 22 months ago by R. Kumpula