"You treat each other with respect and work hard at it, and he's a good football man, so he understands the football side of it, as well," Condon said. "He can really handle a lot of different things."
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"At that point, I thought Eric was going to have a tough job ahead of him, and saying tough is an understatement," said Condon, now the head of CAA's powerhouse football firm.
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