Long-time agent splits with Gretzky

That sucks. Wayne Gretzky's agent was bullied into leaving Gretzky because people were screaming conflict of interest. They were concerned about Barnett representing an owner and players. Of course I can see the conflict, but that's a special 21 year relationship down the drain. That, sucks.

Long-time agent splits with Gretzky -- "Every two weeks he brings me stuff to sign for charities and hospitals and stuff like that," he said. "Now, we don't know what he can do for me and what he can't do. We're kind of in disarray at this point. It's crazy because I still don't own the team. That's what I don't understand.

"That's what the league and PA wanted. They wanted this decision and unfortunately, I have to suffer the consequences."

Written on October 19, 2000