Report: Rosenhaus offered cash to Dez Bryant's advisor before draft
Posted on August 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM
Updated Monday, Aug 20 at 6:28 PM
Dez Bryant's advisor, David Wells, has said NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus offered him cash and gifts in an effort to land Dez Bryant as a client before the 2010 NFL draft. This comes per a report from Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole and Rand Getlin.
Agents are not allowed to make such offers to members of the NFL Players Association.
Wells contributed some seemingly hard evidence to the Yahoo! report, showing text messages in which Rosenhaus offered donations to a charity Wells with, as well as a trip to Miami -- and concluded with a final text which included the phrase, 'Whatever it takes man...'
Wells has supported and advised Dez Bryant since high school. The wide receiver signed with agent Eugene Parker after leaving Oklahoma State University. He eventually hired Rosenhaus as his agent in December 2011, then fired him and re-enlisted Parker on August 3.
Rosenhaus reportedly would not comment on questions of his relationship with Bryant or Wells.
Also Monday, Bryant had an MRI on his right knee that revealed no tear to a ligament or tendon. He will be day-to-day as he is treated for patellar tendinitis.