YAHOO – Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson says his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was the driving force behind his ill-fated holdout with the Philadelphia Eagles in the summer of 2011, according to a legal filing obtained by Yahoo Sports. Jackson says he hired Rosenhaus, in part, because the agent assured him he had “close ties to Eagles management” and could persuade the team to renegotiate the wide receiver’s contract “before or during the 2010 NFL season.” At the time, Jackson still had two years remaining on his deal.Rosenhaus gave Jackson a down payment of $50,000 cash around midnight, at a gas station parking lot, in a Louis Vuitton travel bag. He also gave Jackson a $90,000 check, and a $200,000 interest-free loan. “We went over the contract on the car [on the side of the road],” Rosenhaus said in an arbitration hearing in September of 2013. “I waited until I saw on my phone that it was after midnight. We proceeded to execute the contract. After executing the contract, I then gave DeSean the money that we agreed to give him. I gave it to him in the [Louis Vuitton] bag.”
What’s the big deal? It’s just a couple of multi-millionaires meeting together at midnight outside of a Sunoco to exchange $50,000 in small bills. Not shady at all. It honestly wouldn’t surprise me one bit if DeSean takes Floyd Mayweather’s financial advice of keeping every cent to his name in either a bag or a single checking account. Absolutely can’t wait for the Outside The Lines report that cites this gas station get together when D-Jax has maybe $2K left to his name. Over/Under 4 years. Have fun with this one, ‘Skins!
A brilliant strategy by Drew to bribe his client into staying with him then suing to get his money back. Rosenhaus strikes again.