Eugene T. Lee, esq.
Eugene T. Lee, Esq., is president of MBK Sports, the most up and coming agency in the NFL player representation industry. When Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) was hired to direct an ESPN Films documentary (The Dotted Line) about the inside world of sports agents, he chose Eugene T. Lee, Esq. as the NFL agent to be featured. Why? Eugene is quickly making a name for himself as a premier NFL sports agent, and in the words of Spurlock, many expect him to be the next “powerhouse” agent. Nothing has ever been handed to Eugene, who picked up his first sports client while playing pickup basketball in law school at Notre Dame, where Eugene also earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Accountancy. As one of the NFL’s leading agents, Eugene is known for never compromising his principles to get ahead. Although the movie will capture what really goes on behind closed doors as Eugene helps his clients navigate the minefield that is professional sports, Eugene’s dynamic and diligent approach to his profession endures beyond the film. In an industry known for its greed, scandals and ruthlessness, Eugene has been able to maintain a sense of integrity and draw strength from his faith while swimming with sharks.
As a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg, Eugene has become widely recognized and respected as an industry expert on NFL player contracts, the salary cap, the collective bargaining agreement and athlete branding.
Eugene has written numerous op-eds that have appeared in publications worldwide including Forbes, International Business Times and The Washington Times. His published work includes Penn State’s Moral Failure, Tim Tebow: How Do We Define Greatness, Fixing the College Football Bowl Championship Series, and Michael Sam: Courage in the Line of Fire.
Eugene has been branded and hailed as a sports agent of the utmost integrity and expertise – a bastion of light in an industry often plagued by the darkness of unscrupulous characters. Some feedback from fans and aspiring agents alike:
“I just finished watching The Dotted Line and wanted to commend you for your principle based approach. It’s obvious that a lot of shady things go on in the world of sports agents, but you are a man of tremendous character who exemplifies all that is right in the world. If anyone were to hold a draft for NFL sports agents, you would be the #1 selection.”
“I watched your story on ESPN and I must say you are a class act among a business of some less than honest agents. It is honorable to see passion to help players that their life depends on your team’s work. Of course we all work for a gain but your personal passion to help shows. Passion is the road to success.”
“I just saw the 30 for 30 piece on ESPN, very impressed with the program as well as your company. Keep up the good work and I am sure you will be getting first-round talent to sign with you in no time! I also saw your speech on this very web site, fantastic stuff! I’m a huge NFL fan and I learned a lot about the behind the scenes work that has fascinated me for years! I don’t normally send emails like this out of the blue, but I was blown away with ESPN’s presentation, as well as how you represent ETL. Your spot on the show was by far the most interesting.”
Eugene and Angelo Dundee