Jason Wood has been fired from his position atop the baseball division at CSE Talent for failing to uphold the agency’s “moral and ethical standards.”
Apparently those standards include not secretly filming clients while they shower, because that’s what Wood’s been accused of.
According to FanRag Sports, a player, who wishes to remain anonymous, was showering at the agent’s home when he found a hidden camera, confronted Wood, then fired him. The publication’s sources indicated the anonymous player isn’t the only victim among Wood’s clients.
“The allegations that have surfaced today are absurd and untrue,” the agent said in a statement. “Over the past 13 years I have worked tirelessly to build a successful agency through integrity and hard work. I am disappointed that there are those who have chosen to spread such irresponsible and harmful rumors.”
The Major League Baseball Players Association has suspended Wood, pending an investigation.
Sources: Agent Jason Wood has been fired by Career Sports Entertainment and suspended by the Major League Baseball Players Association. The union will investigate allegations into the use by him of a hidden camera. He represented Andrew Benintendi among other major leaguers.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 10, 2018
“For over 32 years, CSE Talent has prided itself on our moral and ethical standards and have built a solid reputation within the industry,” the agency said in a statement. “We take pride in working with people who represent these values. It’s unfortunate that CSE Talent aligned itself with someone who didn’t uphold these same standards and therefore we chose to terminate with cause Wood’s employment.”
In addition to Benintendi, Odorizzi, and Phelps, other players formerly represented by Wood and now racking their brains to remember if they’d ever had occasion to shower within a mile’s radius of the agent include Ryne Stanek, Cody Asche, and prospects Riley Pint, Joey Wentz, and Mitch Keller.