TMZ Report: DeSean Jackson Says Drew Rosenhaus Bribed Him with Cash
Washington Redskins and former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson says his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, bribed him with cash in order to sign with his agency back in 2009.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Jackson said he was offered “truckloads of cash” stuffed inside a Louis Vuitton bag.
If Jackson’s allegations are true, this would be a major violation of NFLPA rules.
In April, NFLPA arbitrator Roger Kaplan ordered Jackson pay Rosenhaus $516,415 in unpaid loans.
Rosenhaus claimed he was owed $777,793 in loans, interest charges, credit card charges, insurance premiums and agent fees by his former player, whom he represented from November 2009 to March 2012, before Jackson terminated their relationship.
Jackson and his attorney have said they plan to appeal Kaplan’s orders in federal court.
It’s an interesting twist to an ongoing dispute between the two parties, one that is complicated by the fact that Rosenhaus has reportedly had a financial relationship with Kaplan, whom the NFLPA uses almost exclusively to handle these disputes.