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wizards rage

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Apr 18, 2016
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This article goes over the Elijah Taylor case in more detail.

A lot of players complain about managers that lose them money on deals that don't come off. This goes far beyond that. The guy had access to his accounts and was using it to fun holidays, pay for motorcycles. The part about leaving his dying father so they can meet with Ivan Cleary was tough reading. Warriors staff telling him to miss the game, manager insist he go so he can take a meeting as well. Cleary likely would of told him to delay it.

I can accept Elijah was pretty busy but the wife doesn’t check the accounts? This happened over 4 years and involved $400,000 while they were trying to save for a house - someone was asleep at the wheel. Having said that obviously the guy was manipulative and got himself into a position of absolute trust. Sad story.

Also wonder if this affected his whole career. Had all this was all going on in the background and it probably cost him a couple of big future contracts as his form dropped off in 2018, when he should have been in his prime. He’s only 30 now and has no contract next year...
 
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Gizzyfan

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Jan 2, 2013
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I can accept Elijah was pretty busy but the wife doesn’t check the accounts? This happened over 4 years and involved $400,000 while they were trying to save for a house - someone was asleep at the wheel. Having said that obviously the guy was manipulative and got himself into a position of absolute trust. Sad story.

Also wonder if this affected his whole career. Had all this was all going on in the background and it probably cost him a couple of big future contracts as his form dropped off in 2018, when he should have been in his prime. He’s only 30 now and has no contract next year...
You are assuming the money was in their account, the Manager possibly was controlling the account.

A lesson to be learnt from Union. Only accredited Managers can deal with the NZRU. Seems a logical way to go.
 

snake77

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Jul 12, 2013
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You are assuming the money was in their account, the Manager possibly was controlling the account.

A lesson to be learnt from Union. Only accredited Managers can deal with the NZRU. Seems a logical way to go.
The NRL has the same rules that agents have to be accredited and registered with the NRL. It didn't help in this case as the guy got registered as an agent.

The manager had access to all of his accounts under the guise he could use it for any expenses he was making while working on his behalf. I'd assume the expenses are usually charged back or taken out of their cut. Likely the former as it would be like the music business where the artist or in this case the player pays for everything while the agency takes their cut.

Some of that was tough reading. He earned $19k playing for the Kiwis and instead of putting it into a term deposit he takes $14k for himself. I wouldn't be surprised if the stealing started off with smaller amounts before getting larger and larger before Taylor started wandering why he couldn't afford things.
 

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