Michael Chelala is a man who prides himself on treating his clients as his own brothers and sisters. Michael had a vision of creating his own extended family. That family is now known to him and the world as “Zuratti”.

A product of the inner city streets of Cleveland, Michael is regarded by NFL front offices as one of the fiercest negotiators in the industry.  Michael’s FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING BACKGROUND gives him a leg up on other agents with law backgrounds. General Managers know to expect a battle when they draft any of his clients. He simply does NOT leave money on the table.

Prior to launching his new family, ZURATTI, Michael joined forces with Lamont Smith in the representation of several Hall of fame HALL OF FAMERS including BARRY SANDERS, JEROME BETTIS and EDDIE GEORGE. At All-Pro Sports, he rose to leadership roles in contract negotiations, NFL relations, procurement of marketing and endorsement deals, pre-draft training, talent acquisition and client relations

Michael is an advocate for helping underprivileged youth. He gives public, motivational speeches regularly at schools across the country.



Cephus is a licensed attorney in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Memphis.

Cephus has spent the last decade serving as a Trial Lawyer resolving multi-million dollar cases for families with catastrophic injuries. Cephus is a HIGH POWERED ATTORNEY who is regularly asked to lend his legal knowledge to the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.

Cephus brings his passion for sports and entertainment and his wealth of knowledge as a Certified NFL and NBA Agent. As Managing Partner and Director of Contracts and Negotiations, Cephus has utilized his extensive negotiation experience from years of negotiating with insurance adjustors and defense attorneys to garner the best outcome for his clients.

At ZURATTI, Cephus dedicates his expertise to his athletes to ensure their success on and off the field

Career Stats

137 137


31 31

Tackles for Loss

35 35

Games Played

12.5 12.5


6 6

Passes Defended

1 1


Why Matt Should Select Zuratti?

At Zuratti, our clients are family, and when we work for family it comes naturally. Our relationship with our clients transcends beyond football and continues throughout and post their NFL careers.
Cephus Richard III
  • Three certified agents working for YOU!
  • Commitment to developing Matt’s brand on and off the field from DAY 1
  • Team of Marketing and PR professionals to service all of Matt’s needs
  • Accountants and Attorneys on staff
  • Life & Media coach on staff who will work with Matt on a weekly basis


Draft Party

Proceeds from draft party will go to Matt's foundation

  • Create Matt’s own non-profit 501 (c)(3) foundation
  • Geared towards the cause of your choice
  • Details and logistics will be determined together
  • Matt has control over appointing his board of directors
  • Will help build Matt’s brand
  • Will positively impact a community you care about
  • A chance for your close family and friends to help build your brand

Matt's Primary Marketable Attributes

  • Matt has adapted his game throughout his college career. Coaches early in his college career switched him from Safety to Linebacker, showing off his versatility in the process. Companies looking to show customers the versatility and adaptability of their products will be targeted for endorsements
  • Ask anyone around, Matt works as hard (if not harder) than ANYONE on the team. His dedication to his workouts and to his abilities on the field makes him a work-horse in every sense of the word. We will market Matt to service companies that want to exude their level of dedication and hard-work for their customers.
  • Matt is one of the better looking players in college football. This is an attribute that open doors into different kinds of endorsements. Opportunities such as GQ and Men’s Health will be explored.
  • As one of the top linebackers in college football, Matt has shown he has INCREDIBLE vision. He has the ability to dissect a play and follow his assignment. We will market Matt to optic-related companies.

Our Proposal

Michael, Cephus and Mimi will prepare and promote MATT 24/7 for events prior to the 2017 NFL Draft
NFL Combine

NFL Combine Training

NFL Combine Training Secured POSITION specific training for Matt. It is PERSONALIZED training focused on addressing NFL scouts' concerns.

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East-West Shrine Game and Others

East-West Shrine Game and Others Promote Matt TIRELESSLY on the sideline in the Shrine Game, Senior Bowl and NFLPA game where decision-makers will be present.

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Rookie Contract

Rookie Contract Secure SUPERIOR Rookie contract for Matt and begin positioning him for second NFL contract that will secure him for life.

Services Offered BY ZURATTI


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Our Proposal

Separate Matt from other prospects at his position by highlighting his personality while helping to increase the value of his personal brand.
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Degree Arrange for Matt to obtains his MASTERS DEGREE either during summers or post career. (NFL TUITION ASSISTANCE PLAN)

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Second Career

Second Career Begin the process of preparing Matt for his DESIRED second career, possibly in psychology.

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Red Carpet Access

Red Carpet Access Provide Matt with RED CARPET ACCESS to big Events ( ESPYS, BET Awards, Big Fights and other large events from NY to LA).

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Stipend Zuratti will provide Matt with a monthly allowance to cover his day-to-day expenses from the time of signing through the draft.

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Family Make sure Matt's family is secured for life financially along with attorneys on retainer

Marketing Objectives For MATT


  • CREATE BRAND IMAGE- Every Fan will know who Matt is.
  • BUILD EXPOSURE- Every major NFL city will know who Matt Milano is.
  • SECURE ENDORSEMENTS- Sign with Brands consistent with Matt’s Brand Image.
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Brand Building

Build Matt's brand name by gaining awareness through various media outlets
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ESPN Car Wash

ESPN Car Wash ESPN "Car Wash" - Visit to ESPN headquarters in Bristol with schedules appearances on: SportsCenter, NFL Live, Mike & Mike in the Morning, The Scott Van Pelt Show, ESPN.com Chat, ESPN Sports Science Feature, NFL Network Studio Visit & Interview.

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Social Media

Social Media Feature story pitches to all major outlets in target cities where Matt could be drafted which will increase social media presence. Build Matt's fan base leading up tot the draft. This will entrench Matt in the minds of all football fans to help increase public awareness and interest.

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MATT's Specia Foundation Events

MATT's Specia Foundation Events Arrange and coordinate the first foundation event (Golf tournament, Football camp, Foundation Dinner in either Matt's hometown or NFL team City.

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Radio Feature Matt on radio stations across the country. Primarily will be focused on local Sports Talk Radio shows in cities where Matt may be drafted.

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TV Set up Matt with a diverse portfolio of endorsements. These endorsements will result in various TV commercials that will be aired both locally and nationally.

NFL Rookie Premiere

ZURATTI has already contacted PANINI in regards to ensuring a spot for MATT. ONLY forty rookies are selected to participate in the multi-day NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles.
Draft Party

Matt will take full advantage of the opportunity to be educated on the business of football and personal branding.

  • Emphasis is placed on digital content and building their social media following.
  • Matt will have the chance to learn about, and take full advantage of, networking with business partners, sponsors, licensees and building relationships with current and former players as well as NFLPA staff.
  • This event goes on the books as Matt’s first business trip.