Sports agents have been painted in a bad light for a variety of reasons. Firstly, some are known to prioritize their profits over the well-being of their athletes, pushing them into deals that may not be in their best interest. They can also face accusations of being deceptive, withholding critical information or manipulating young and inexperienced athletes. Moreover, agents who engage in illegal activities, such as bribes and under the table deals, tarnish the industry's reputation. Despite these negatives, it's important to remember not all agents are bad and many genuinely care for their clients and their careers.