The Real Life 'Jerry Maguire' | KCUR

The Real Life 'Jerry Maguire'

May 23, 2014

Sports agent Leigh Steinberg joins 'Up to Date' host Steve Kraske to talk about his new memoir.
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For most of his 40-year career, sports representative Leigh Steinberg was on top. The inspiration for the film Jerry Maguire, Steinberg negotiated multi-million dollar contracts for some of the biggest names in sports: Lennox Lewis, Steve Young, and Troy Aikman just to name a few.

In the second half of Friday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Steinberg about his new memoir detailing his high profile career, his meteoric fall due to alcohol and legal troubles, and his attempts to break back into representation.


  • Leigh Steinberg author of The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game.