ESPN Films: Dotted Line



Agents … they are some of the most hated people in professional sports. Long thought to be nothing but greedy and ruthless hustlers, agents are the ultimate backroom operators. When there is some high-stakes contract negotiation between millionaire players and billionaire owners, you can bet in the center of it, is an agent. But what do we really know about them?

With “The Dotted Line,” acclaimed director Morgan Spurlock pulls back the curtain on the ultra-secretive sports agent industry to expose what these guys really do in the trenches. We follow top agents in the NFL, the NBA, and MLB to explore the turbulent and emotional ups and downs of recruiting, marketing and negotiating record-breaking contracts for their top-tier clients. The film also explores recent NCAA agent scandals and the complex issues that can arise when college athletes turn pro.

Are these guys really the sleazeballs people think they are? Or are they just skilled businessmen, simply acting in the best interests of their clients? “The Dotted Line” paints a well-rounded portrait of a fascinating and complex industry.


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