On April 5, I published an article titled, Runner Goes After NFL Agent’s Client, Claims To Work For International Athlete Management. That article focused on the aforementioned Milcent, who sent a Facebook message to an already represented client, pitching his services and inflating his work experience (including names of supposed previous clients Ed Reed, Sean Taylor, Reggie Wayne, Bubba Frank, Jevon Kearse, and Andre Johnson).
Less than a year ago, Milcent stated he worked for International Athlete Management. When I reached out to Milcent, he told me that he actually was working with another agent, and that his new company was Football First, Inc. According to an email I received within the past week, Milcent continues to operate under the Football First banner, and is still recruiting players in a non-traditional fashion. The email included the following “Football First welcome letter” as an attachment:
Football First welcome letter
My name is Windy Milcent. I work with a very successful company name Football First. We are looking for some motivated, full if potential players like you. We are convince this program will be successful. We guarantee a fair shoot at a tryout with a NFL football team. We will train you with the best of the best. We will take care of the full expenses LIKE training hotel stay traveling expenses and server you with a nutrition plan. We believe this will be a great opportunity for you and for us. Hope to hear from you very soon. Looking forward to help you achieve all your dreams. Here are the company’s we will set you up with.
Competitive Edge Sports
Test Football Academy
La fitness gym
Even worse than the poorly constructed “welcome letter” is an agreement that was also attached to the email and which is embedded below.
Upon receiving the welcome letter and the agreement, the football player’s girlfriend responded to Milcent with relevant questions, including the following:
- Are you a licensed Sports Agent?
- If not, is there a licensed Sports Agent at your company?
- Is Football First an Active Company in the State of Florida?
- How do you guarantee a try out with the NFL?
It has been roughly a week since those questions were sent to Milcent, and the player’s girlfriend has yet to receive a response. The following message I received from the girlfriend is important enough to republish here: “Not all players out there pick up on the fact that this could be shady…or have girlfriends that will sit someone down if they try to pull one over on them so hopefully you can use any information to prevent this guy from scamming anyone.”
I am not going to go so far as to say that Milcent is scamming anybody. For all I know, he could be an innocent individual who is doing what he believes is a service for football players seeking competent representation. However, based on his recruitment of an already represented player and his most recent emails containing a very poorly drafted “welcome letter” and agreement, I have to throw up a red flag. Choose your representatives responsibly!