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Warrant authorized for agent Steinberg

POSTED December 22, 2011 7:20 p.m.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — “Show me the money” indeed: A bench warrant has been authorized for the sports agent who was the inspiration for the movie “Jerry Maguire” after he failed to appear in court in a case involving a $1.4 million debt.
Court records show an Orange County Superior Court commissioner authorized the warrant for Leigh Steinberg’s arrest after he failed to attend court last week.
Court papers show Steinberg was ordered to pay $1.4 million last year to the Irvine Company in a default judgment for office space he leased in Newport Beach.
Steinberg says he isn’t hiding and is responsible for paying his debts.
Irvine Company officials declined to comment on the case.
The warrant would only become effective upon receipt of instructions and fees by the court.

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