NFL Alumnus LeCharles Bentley: “We Prefer Offensive Linemen”
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Former NFL center LeCharles Bentley (Saints, Browns; 2002-07) has opened a new sports representation agency that already has signed more than 20 NFL clients.
However, there is one distinction that separates Bentley’s AMDG Agency from other for-profit organizations in the same field. All of Bentley’s clients are offensive linemen and that is not accidental.
Bentley is quite frank when he discusses the reasons for his targeted clientele
“The mentality of an offensive lineman represents not just the mentality inside our game,” Bentley explains. “It also is an everyday man/woman mentality. The offensive linemen are the individuals who are going to get up in the morning, put their boots on and put on a hard hat. They’re going to get all of the blame and very little of the credit. They’re the folks who do all the work to benefit the people around them and who make all the world and our country what it is today.”
Bentley,40, was forced to retire early in his NFL career due to a staph infection. He was a two-time Pro Bowl standout after growing up in Cleveland and playing for Ohio State. The Saints drafted him on the second round in 2002.
The name of Bentley’s agency was inspired by his student-athlete days being taught by the Jesuit faculty at St Ignatius High School in Cleveland. ADMG is an acronym for the Latin “Ad maiorem Dei gloriam” which translates to “For the greater glory of God.”
Bentley also owns the Offensive Line Performance center in Arizona which focuses on training both young athletes and professionals.
All of us at NFL Alumni, including President (and five-time Pro Bowl center) Bart Oates, wish only success to LeCharles Bentley is his new ventures.
However, one reminder, LeCharles: “Offense may win games but defense wins championships.” Good luck to you and your staff!