David Wells Says Drew Rosenhaus Offered Him Cash To Sign Dez Bryant
Is anyone really surprised by this?
While Dez didn’t originally sign with Rosenhaus, after he fired his original agent Eugene, he came on board. Dez fired Rosenhaus a couple of weeks ago and is now back with Parker.
According to his adviser Dez is just an innocent victim.
, a longtime advisor to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, has accused high-profile agent Drew Rosenhaus of offering him a prohibited cash payment and trip to Miami in an effort to sign Bryant, Yahoo! Sports has learned.
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!!!”
• Dec. 21, 2009, after Wells said he did not respond to Rosenhaus’ text messages, the agent wrote by text: “Never heard back my man.. We raised the guarantee … You’ll be happy..”
• Jan. 3, 2010, Rosenhaus wrote in a text: “Whatever it takes man … whatever … Just give us a shot.”
Wells, a successful former bails bondsman and private investigator, said he came forward regarding the text messages because he is tired of a system that, in his view, “takes advantage of athletes, particularly African-American athletes.”
Additionally, Wells claims that Rosenhaus started advancing Bryant large sums of money shortly after signing Bryant as a client, a move Wells said Rosenhaus never called him to ask if that was advisable. Wells claims that Rosenhaus told him that Bryant owes more than $100,000 to Rosenhaus’ company.
Wells is also taking advantage of African-American athletes, but he failed to mentioned that. Wells is proving not to be a great adviser considering this isn’t the type of story you want out in the public right before the season starts.
Just a fail all the way around.