Andrew Jang: “Best In Class” business leader? Apparently the NFL thinks so and invited him to speak as a panelist for their 2018 NFL Pro Athlete Business Combine. Incredibly, he is now mentoring several Pro Ballers as interns to help them establish themselves in the fashion world much as he did with his fashion label, Adriaen Black.
To a community of charities, investors, vendors, courts and government agencies in Seattle, Washington, this defies comprehension. It can only be assumed Jang will be mentoring these interns only in the basics of measuring inseams rather than creating and managing reputable businesses of their own–modeled after his own business style.
Apparently the NFL failed to properly vet their event speakers and panelists not realizing Drew Morrison aka Andrew Jang fled Seattle, Washington in 2016 to evade a bench arrest warrant, a State-issued Cease-and-Desist Order and hordes of angry charities, investors, vendors, and even the IRS who still have questions for him.
Born Andrew (Drew) W. Morrison, he changed his name to Andrew Jang in Chicago; another addition to other aliases such as Andrew Bora and Anjou Jang. There, he formed another company, Vogue Individual, LLC now doing business as Adriaen Black with the help of possible front man, Travis Swanson. He moved his operation to New York City after being discovered by judgment creditors.
Incredible to those who know him best, Andrew Jang has now become the “Go To” guy if you are a NFL or NBA athlete with a lot of money to burn and looking for a one-of-a-kind suit. He continues dressing entire teams and coaches and claims to have earned over $10 Million off of them last year alone.
Perhaps more incredible is the fact that NFL executives would be so enamored with Jang that they should invite him as a panelist leader to work with their Pro-Ballers at the annual 2018 NFL Business Combine. The Business Combine is a noble concept to help Pro Athletes to transistion from their lives on-the-field to successful business careers. The NFL’s Miami Dolphins seem to be leading the charge in promoting this concept with owner, Stephen Ross showing his support and encouraging other teams to become more active in the program. Director of Player Engagement for the Dolphins, Kaleb Thornhill has probably done even more in his efforts to promote the after-career welfare of professional athletes–which causes one to wonder if Andrew Jang is included in his definition of “Best-In-Class business leaders” invited to share in the program.
Andrew Jang recruited at least five Pro Ballers, including Jermon Bushrod of the Miami Dolphins, to be his interns. One must wonder what Jang’s real motives are if not to mentor these interns in the creation and managing successful businesses of their own.
For those who know Morrison-turned-Jang’s modus operandi intimately, one must wonder if professional athletes are not easier sources of funds than are the small but annoying, complaining investors back in Seattle? Are they less prone to ask questions; do they know what questions to ask? With deeper pockets are they less likely to concern themselves with the accounting of their money invested or loaned under the Adriaen Black umbrella?
One must wonder why Jang continues to work the charities considering the trouble they caused him back in Seattle? The press he received in 2017 for a generous donation of 370 coats to students of New York’s Bronx Public School No. 154 created a nice public relations image that helps to distract from any ugly allegations back in Seattle! While Jang took the credit for “personally” donating $440,000 for the childrens’ coats, he later admitted to a creditor that it was his professional athlete clientele who put up the money because “they wanted to help”. As a businessman who testified under oath in previous depositions that he does not keep records or documentation, one would think that Jang would do well NOT to position himself between Donors and Charities.
As the unofficial designer of the NFL and NBA, Andrew Jang is the man to watch in 2019 as he continues operating under his alter ego of the Adriaen Black fashion label. When he appears again at the 2019 NFL Pro Athlete Business Combine, he can finally thumb his nose at all those in Seattle who seek to hold him accountable for past deeds.