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February 04, 2002
Plenty of jocks get jobs in the media after their careers are over, usually in the broadcast booth. Former NFLers Derrick Frazier and Quentin Coryatt, however, have skipped the talking-head bit and gone straight to media-mogul status. The two, who were roommates at Texas A&M, have started Controversy, a bimonthly men's lifestyle magazine that'll launch nationally with the February/March issue. Frazier, who played defensive back for three teams during a three-year NFL career, is the founder and publisher of the Maxim-esque magazine, while former Colts linebacker Coryatt contributes story ideas as a creative consultant. "We want to make people think about a wide variety of issues: sex, sports, politics, fashion," says Frazier, a journalism major at A&M. "We especially want to challenge younger minds," Frazier says their pasts have little bearing on their current jobs: "We just happened to play in the NFL, and we happen to be editors now,"...
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February 04, 2002

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Plenty of jocks get jobs in the media after their careers are over, usually in the broadcast booth. Former NFLers Derrick Frazier and Quentin Coryatt, however, have skipped the talking-head bit and gone straight to media-mogul status. The two, who were roommates at Texas A&M, have started Controversy, a bimonthly men's lifestyle magazine that'll launch nationally with the February/March issue. Frazier, who played defensive back for three teams during a three-year NFL career, is the founder and publisher of the Maxim-esque magazine, while former Colts linebacker Coryatt contributes story ideas as a creative consultant. "We want to make people think about a wide variety of issues: sex, sports, politics, fashion," says Frazier, a journalism major at A&M. "We especially want to challenge younger minds," Frazier says their pasts have little bearing on their current jobs: "We just happened to play in the NFL, and we happen to be editors now,"...

Knicks guard Mark Jackson is suing his former business manager, Bruce Breger. In court papers Jackson and his wife, Desiree, claim Breger used "hundreds of thousands—perhaps millions—of dollars" of Jackson's money to pay gambling debts and to cover shortfalls in other clients' accounts. The Jacksons say Breger "may be in the process of hiding or destroying" their financial records. They're seeking a restraining order to prevent him from getting rid of documents and want unspecified damages. Breger couldn't be reached for comment....

Mike Tyson has finally thrown in the towel. He's been unable to sell his 56,000-square-foot Farmington, Conn., mansion and has taken the property off the market. The 18-bedroom, 38-bath estate was listed for $22 million in 1998, $12.9 million in '99 and $5 million last year. Unfortunately, in this buyer's market even that rock-bottom price didn't get any bites.

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