Agent Drew Rosenhaus isn’t exactly known for his great reputation, and it may be in line to take yet another hit. When trying to talented Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant prior to the 2010 NFL draft, Rosenhaus allegedly offered one of Bryant’s advisers $10,000 and a trip to Miami to help Rosenhaus sign the wide receiver.
The adviser in question, David Wells, allegedly has saved text messages from Rosenhaus that detail all of the aforementioned incentives for Wells to help the famous agent, according to Yahoo! Sports:
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.”
It’s not exactly shocking that things like this may go on in order to secure a high-profile athlete, and it is hard to imagine that these types of deals are uncommon. Just a couple of weeks ago, Bryant fired Rosenhaus as his agent. However, Rosenhaus also reportedly gave Bryant cash advances that the wide receiver has yet to pay back to the agent:
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.
Bryant better get his act together on and off the field, since it looks like he is in need of a big pay day to pay off some debts, and some lawyers..