Howard Slusher: Sports Agent Known for His Toughness

From a New York Times obit by Richard Sandomir headlined “Howard Slusher, Sports Agent Known for His Toughness, Dies at 85”:

In 1984, when he was seeking a new contract for Randy White, the future Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, the agent Howard Slusher advised him to hold out — stay away from the team until he got what he wanted — a familiar tactic in Mr. Slusher’s arsenal.

He also told Mr. White to go fishing and avoid the telephone.