- Sean Stellato has been thrust into the limelight of late along with Tommy DeVito
- But Todd McShay has known the agent for decades – dating back to high school
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Todd McShay has revealed he holds a longstanding grudge against Tommy DeVito’s agent, Sean Stellato, with the ESPN football analyst sharing that the pair were high school football rivals in Massachusetts.
Stellato has been thrust into the limelight of late alongside his client DeVito, who has taken over the Giants’ starting quarterback job after injuries to Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor.
And while most of the country is just getting acquainted with the loud-dressing agent, McShay has known of him for decades, as the former high school quarterback ended his senior season and has given him ‘anguish’ ever since.
‘Senior year in high school, we’re 7-0 and we’re going to play Salem, Massachusetts and if we win this game, we kinda know we’re going to win the last two games. If we win this game, we’re going to play in the Super Bowl,’ McShay said on The Ringer’s ‘Ryen Russillo Podcast.’
‘We lose to this team in Salem. Sean Stellato is the quarterback… So they beat us in that game, and then we go on and win the next two games. We’re getting word from our play-by-play guy, it’s trickling down to the sidelines that Salem is losing to Beverly, this other town in Massachusetts,’ he continued.
Sean Stellato has been thrust into the limelight of late along with his client Tommy DeVito
And ESPN analyst Todd McShay is extremely familiar with him dating back to high school
McShay explained that a Salem loss would have sent his Swampscott High School team to the final – but Stellato threw a last-minute touchdown to end those hopes.
‘We’re shut out, season’s over, high school career is over, right? Fifteen years later. I get word from somebody that I know who’s talked to Stellato, he’s writing a book about it. Stellato wants to contact me to do an interview. I tell him to go f*** himself. OK? And I think it’s all going to go away.
‘And I’m sitting on my couch a couple of weeks ago [watching] ‘Monday Night Football,’ and I look at this guy and I’m like holy s***, that’s Sean Stellato. He won’t go away. He’s like this rodent that won’t go away in my life.’
McVay added that his feelings towards the agent were ‘all my fault’ and that he was ‘thrilled for Sean.’
‘But now I am 46 years old and I am still feeling anguish towards Sean Stellato,’ he said.
New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito has become a household name in recent weeks
Stellato and DeVito were panned after the owners of Coniglio’s Old Fashioned pizzeria in Morristown, New Jersey claimed the quarterback had agreed to make an appearance at the restaurant for $10,000 but later doubled his fee after the Giants defeated the Packers on December 11.
Stellato said to Darren Rovell that, ‘It’s a shame that the restaurant promoted that they would have Tommy when we didn’t have a signed contract. We didn’t raise the price because nothing was ever agreed to.’
Nonetheless, DeVito ultimately made things right and made a surprise appearance at the restaurant free of charge on Tuesday night.
DeVito also made a free appearance Tuesday at burrito shop Bubbakoo’s in Livingston, New Jersey, with fans lining up around the block to see him.
But he charged $225 for a VIP meet and greet package at a later event.