April 1st 2014- Rockville MD– Local trial attorney Scott N. Bergman Esq, has successfully practiced law for over 14 years in the busy Washington D.C. area, winning and settling on thousands of cases for his clients involving personal injury matters, workers compensation, corporate business litigation and collections. Normally his clients are normal everyday people from all walks of life but that is changing as of late. Scott has always had a fondness for sports, football specifically. Growing up in the Miami area as a child, Scott used to sell Dolphin tickets and memorabilia to the public. Scott joking said that “It was a great business back in my day when there was no internet marketplaces around…”
Currently, at The Law Offices of Scott Bergman Esq located in Rockville Maryland, the main source of business is related to personal injury, business contracts, business collections and consumer protection law. Although the firm is still currently expanding to include Scott’s newest venture, being an officially licensed NFL agent. As of October 2013, Scott had become one of the newest NFL agents, and only one of a just a small handful in the DMV area. “Most agents reside in New York, Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles while there is plenty of local talent that needs to be cultivated” Scott says. Growing up in the North Miami Beach area, Scott was early childhood friends with NFL super-agent Jason Rosenhaus, brother of Drew Rosenhaus, who he still speaks with, gets referrals from and learns from today.
Scott’s firm is meeting and mining local talent, as was his goal in starting this local NFL agency. As the DMV and Baltimore areas have seen only a select few of its athletes make it into pro sports. Scott knows that with all the local talent and with more local representation those numbers should increase exponentially. Scott is looking to create an agency that becomes a catalyst for the influx of local DMV and Baltimore talent into the NFL. As a rookie agent with a few months under his belt, Scott amazingly already has ten talented clients who he has signed, mostly from the DMV-Baltimore area. Scott is looking to provide value to NFL teams with his current clientele.
While Scott acknowledges that none of his current clients are “solid draft picks for 2014”, he does know that his clients have the NFL qualifications of raw talent, strength, stats, and character to be a great addition to every team and locker room. Scott raises an interesting point, a point that NFL team scouts seem to agree with by their actions as of late. This is clear when you specifically look at the current Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks team as well as the NFL’s shifting their draft to May. This was done so the scouts of the NFL clubs can review group “B” players who are participating the NFL Regional Combine and Super Regional Combine coming up in mid-April, versus the group “A” players who attended the Super Combine in February in Indianapolis.
“…When we look at the current NFL trend of picking young value players with great football acumen, characters, college stats, and high development potential… many have turned out to be stars in the right hands”. This is the type of talent Scott is looking to cultivate, value players like Russell Wilson a 3rd round draft pick or Richard Sherman who was picked in the 5th round, and is now the best corner in the NFL. This list also includes many players from the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks and current golden boy of the NFL, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who was famously a 6th round draft pick. “When you look towards the lower rounds of the draft and rarely walk-ons, great values are provided to teams in a salary cap era where cash is a commodity, as it always has been, but especially in these times”
A brief description of Scott’s clientele currently includes ex-Canadian football league player, Tony Furlone, who was a league leading rusher in 2010. He will be attending the Baltimore Combine with a personal invite from the NFL. James Gaynor Jr, a wide out and kick returner from Valley City State University, who can be compared to the size and speed of the former Washington Redskin’s special teams player Bandon Banks. Gaynor was named Sierra Central Credit Union Bowl “best overall back” in 2011 and he makes tacklers miss with his quick shifty moves. He averaged 35.5 yards per return in 2012 which was good enough to be ranked second in the nation!
Scott also represents two Towson University line backers, Rob Osborne and Brian Boateng-Botwe, who are great character guys and will provide great value to any team with their quickness, smarts, and form tackles. Their college coach at Towson, Brian Fleury, is currently the new linebackers coach on the Cleveland Browns, coming from the Buffalo Bills in the previous year. Scott also represents Army First Lieutenant Steve Anderson, a strong side linebacker who is a star and defensive captain at Army. He was named the best Army player of the decade!
Brandon Clear, is a towering 6′ 5”, and played wide out for both Clemson and University of Illinois, he is primed to be an NFL standout similar to Calvin Johnson. Brendan Munnerlyn, another local DMV recruit and cousin of Captain Munnerlyn now on the Vikings, is from Forestville MD, and he attended The Milford Academy. A junior college in New York, which has seen NFL talents such as Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and Jets running back Shonn Greene pass through their halls. He is a quick defensive back with instincts to make plays on the ball and the quickness to catch up to receivers if need be. Austin Trainor, who is a 6’2” quarterback with NFL height, frame, and a strong arm, played for FAMU and University of West Georgia, where he worked with a number of different coaches and systems. Quickly adapting to the changing situations similar to a Jason Campbell.
Scott’s newest signing is recent Cincinnati Bengals full back Jourdan Brooks who is searching for a new home after being released in the off season. A local Germantown Maryland native, Rutgers graduate, and star full back. Brooks is a tremendous blocker and powerful runner, and unfortunately due to the 1st round talent at running back for the Bengals he didn’t have any playing time in the regular season, while in the pre-season he did run for 1 touchdown.
Six of his clients attended the Baltimore Combine at Ravens Stadium March 29th and 30th where they had stellar workouts and hopefully catch the attention of an NFL team. Austin Trainor attended the Miami combine earlier at Dolphins training camp since he is a Florida native and still currently resides in that state. All these players currently training and getting ready to make an impression on the NFL scouts, looking to live out their childhood dreams. Scott’s firm can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.bergmanslaw.com.