Welcome to JL Sports

The team at JL Sports is comprised of individuals who are passionate about what we do.

We not only know and love football – all of us have spent more than our fair share of time on the field as players and coaches.

We are 100% committed to you and your career and we are 100% committed to football.

Our Commitment

We attribute our success over the last twenty-two years to hard work, honesty, a passion for the game, and our total commitment to our clients.

  • Honesty and integrity should never be sacrificed.
  • Agents should know football.
  • Players should be treated as family, not just clients.
  • Phone calls should always be returned.
  • Every player should receive their maximum value.

What We Offer Our Clients:

Pre-Draft Preparation & Evaluation 100%
Contract Negotiations 100%
Marketing 100%
Money Management 100%
Post Career 100%

Meet Our Team

Joseph Linta
Joseph LintaPresident
“Of the approximately 800 NFLPA-certified agents, few command the attention of NFL front offices—or operate in unconventional ways—like Linta.” – Sports Illustrated

• Yale University (’83), Defensive Tackle
• 9 Years as a College Assistant Coach
• NFLPA Licensed Agent since 1990
• Negotiated the largest contract ever for an NFL player.

Anthony LaRubbio
Anthony LaRubbioOperations Manager
Anthony specializes in recruiting, talent evaluation, and contract negotiation. He is experienced in both the legal and entertainment fields. Anthony graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati, where he was also awarded legal studies student of the year. After graduating from Cincinnati, Anthony went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Kentucky. At Kentucky, he spent his summers negotiating marketing deals for NFL players, recruiting prospective athletes, and writing contracts. He also spent time working with law firms that negotiate insurance and personal injury settlements. Anthony built his knowledge of recruiting and interacting with players by both playing and coaching football. Prior to law school, Anthony played one season of collegiate football and spent 3 years as a high school football coach.
Nicholas Linta
Nicholas LintaScouting Director
Nicholas is Joe’s oldest son and has been around football since the day he was born. Playing at Hamden Hall and serving as a captain for the team he got to learn about the game first hand from Joe. He graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Business Administration, minor in economics and concentrating in Marketing and Management. He has also earned a masters from Northcentral University in Sports Management. Nicholas has developed a great eye for talent after countless hours of film study with Joe and has already begun to spot some promising talent for the future of the company.
Jeremy Cohen
Jeremy CohenAgent
Jeremy has been working in the industry since before graduating from college. Jeremy started early in wanting to learn the business of athlete representation, starting as an intern and working towards being a certified NFL agent. Jeremy focuses on client growth and marketing opportunities for players. He is an out of the box thinker with a competitive edge. He also played varsity football for Castleton University as a linebacker, having a love for the game on and off the field. Jeremy also graduated from Manhattanville College with a Master’s of Science in Marketing.
Lori Evon
Lori EvonDirector of Marketing & Client Services
Lori Evon is on staff with JL Sports in Marketing & Client Services. Lori has worked many years in the apparel industry. She also has an extensive background working with not for profit organizations, corporate sponsorship and event planning. She has been a member of the Walter Camp Football Foundation for over 10 years and is a member of the Board of Governors. Lori is is a graduate of Quinnipiac University.