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Rodney Hampton, Security Mogul

Perhaps this DGD should open a branch office in Athens. From the Washington Post:

NFL teams take extra steps to make sure their players are well-protected

 

Concerned about allowing their highly paid, high-profile employees to wander unprotected among an often opportunistic public, the Giants and other professional sports teams have recently taken the increasingly popular concept of team-subsidized driving services a step further. They are seeking out companies that provide not only transportation to prevent impaired driving but also bodyguards with law enforcement credentials to ensure incident-free nights on the town.

The services are cost-effective for teams, which face league fines that can total hundreds of thousands of dollars if they have more than one player suspended in a season. The security personnel sign confidentiality agreements that bar them from reporting players' behavior to their teams or outsiders. But unlike personal bodyguards, they are trained to stand up to players rather than take orders from them........."Our guys head off problems," said John Scutellaro, who co-founded Player Protect of East Rutherford, N.J., in 2007 with former Giants running back Rodney Hampton. "There have been many occasions [when] the player doesn't even know anything happened. And he doesn't need to know."

Hampton took the lead to keep himself out of trouble:

The idea, Scutellaro said, is to gain the players' trust, keep things as low-key as possible and discreetly ward off trouble whenever it threatens to surface. During Hampton's playing days, he gave free tickets and tips to Scutellaro, an ex-New Jersey cop, to provide the same coverage, without a formal arrangement.

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