Sports Agent Steinberg Files BK

Leigh Steinberg, the famed sports agent who inspired the movie “Jerry Maguire,” filed for bankruptcy protection.

Steinberg took responsibility for debts of several million dollars, saying he he lost track of his concerns while in rehab.

He said he struggled with alcohol for years but has been sober since 2010. The filing comes weeks after an Orange County Superior Court commissioner authorized but didn’t issue a bench warrant for Steinberg after he failed to appear in court in a case involving a $1.4 million debt.

His attorneys filed the Chapter 7 petition Jan. 11 in federal bankruptcy court.