Advisor to Dez Bryant Says Drew Rosenhaus Offered Cash to WR Before 2010 Draft
Rosenhaus, according to texts he sent Wells in 2009 and 2010 (via Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole and Rand Getlin), offered Wells $10,000 for his charity and a jet ride to Miami in order to entice Bryant, who was at Oklahoma State at the time, to sign with him:
The progression of alleged messages from Rosenhaus – from a number that matches one on file for Rosenhaus – to Wells reads:
• Dec. 16, 2009, Rosenhaus wrote in a text to Wells: "Also will have 10K for you to give to your community center.."
• Dec. 17, 2009, Rosenhaus wrote in another text: "Dnt [sic] mean to put pressure but we want this bad ! Were ready to put u on a private jet and get this done.. Miami's callllinnnnnggggg!!!"
Cole and Getlin's story includes more texts from Rosenhaus urging Wells to take the proverbial bait.
Not only is it a shady move by the popular agent, but it is also against the rules of the NFL Players Association (via Cole and Getlin's report):
Under the heading "Prohibited Conduct," the union specifically bans agents from "providing or offering money or any other thing of value to a member of the player's or prospective player's family or any other person for the purpose of inducing or encouraging that person to recommend the services of the Contract Advisor."
While that is about as clear-cut as it gets, Rosenhaus may escape from this situation unscathed because he broke the rules before the lockout in 2011, making it tough for the NFLPA to take action on such matter.
Bryant, meanwhile, has had a tough time finding an agent that works for him.
Despite the efforts of Rosenhaus, the Cowboys' star signed with Eugene Parker out of college, only to fire him less than two years later in December 2011.
That forced Rosenhaus to reenter the picture, as he signed Bryant and proceeded to have his vice president send Wells a mocking text that read, "I see your horse left the stable."
Of course, that relationship didn't last long. Bryant fired Rosenhaus earlier this month, only to have the agent claim he is owed more than $100,000 in apparent loans.
It hasn't been an easy road for Bryant in the NFL, and when you see the struggle he's had in finding good representation, it might not be hard to understand why.
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