Jason Wood, formerly of Career Sports Entertainment, is being accused of secretly peeping on players while they used his shower, after one of his clients reportedly discovered a camera. Wood, who is unrelated to the former Major League Baseball first baseman of the same name, was sacked by the player who confronted him over the camera, according to Sports Illustrated.
Before he was sacked, he represented the Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi, Colorado Rockies' Riley Pint, and Atlanta Braves' Joey Wentz, to name a few. Some players have already fired CSE and have hired new representation or are looking to do so in the near future. He added that he was disappointed there exists those who chose to spread harmful and irresponsible rumors.
CSE said in a statement that Wood failed to uphold the agency's "moral and ethical standards".
An agency spokesperson told ESPN's Scott Lauber that none of the players represented by Wood, including? Yahoo Sports reports that Woods' home is in the St. Louis area. He also has represented several local athletics including pitcher Tanner Houck, a graduate of Collinsville High School who last summer was taken in the first round of the amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox.
Major League Baseball's commissioner's office did not make a comment with regard to this situation, as it is an issue that involves the player's union directly and not the commissioner's office. "It's unfortunate that CSE Talent aligned itself with someone who didn't uphold these same standards and therefore we choose to terminate with cause Wood's employment".
The MLBPA, which certifies agents, is investigating the allegations against Wood, and the union said (via the AP) it will give him the chance to respond.