Baseball agent fired after report he placed camera in shower

ATLANTA — A baseball agent has been fired after an accusation he used a camera to surreptitiously record clients in a shower.

CSE Talent, the agency headed by Lonnie Cooper, said in a statement Wednesday that it had fired Jason Wood, who had headed its baseball division since last April.

FanRag Sports reported a player, whom it did not identify, discovered the camera while using a shower at Wood's home.

"For over 32 years, CSE Talent has prided itself on our moral and ethical standards and have built a solid reputation within the industry. We take pride in working with people who represent these values," CSE President Danny Martoe said in a statement. "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."

Wood was suspended Wednesday by the Major League Baseball Players Association, which was informed of the allegation earlier in the day by CSE. The union, which certifies agents, said it will give Wood a chance to respond.

"The allegations that have surfaced today are absurd and untrue," Woods 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."

His clients included Boston's Andrew Benintendi.

Martoe and General Counsel Brian Roof will head the baseball division, CSE said.

Major League Baseball declined comment.

___

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Related News

DeGeneres defends herself after posting photo...

Aug 17, 2016

Ellen DeGeneres says she's not racist after receiving backlash on social media for posting an...

Rams' Quinn heads to Rio watch sister in...

Aug 17, 2016

Heading to Rio: Rams defensive end Robert Quinn misses practice to head to Olympics to watch sister...

University of California, Berkeley chancellor...

Aug 17, 2016

University of California, Berkeley chancellor has resigned his post after facing criticism for...

Racers whip across Utah's famed salt flats after...

Aug 17, 2016

Thousands of racers have descended on Utah's famed Bonneville Salt Flats after two years of...

Dolphins' Hard Rock Stadium deal is for nearly...

Aug 17, 2016

Three Miami Dolphins and nearly two dozen other VIPs simultaneously smashed guitars in the end zone...

McGregor arrives late, Diaz walks out, bottles...

Aug 18, 2016

From the late entrance to the expletive-laden comments to the bottle-throwing finale, Conor...

You may also like these

Dolphins' Hard Rock Stadium deal is for nearly...

Aug 17, 2016

Three Miami Dolphins and nearly two dozen other VIPs simultaneously smashed guitars in the end zone...

Penske drivers Pagenaud and Power feeling no ill...

Aug 20, 2016

Penske drivers Pagenaud and Power feeling no ill will as they chase a championship

Ryan Lochte says 'immature behavior' got him into...

Aug 21, 2016

American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station...

AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with...

Aug 24, 2016

Federal regulators are proposing a ban on swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

Swimmer Feigen apologizes for 'serious...

Aug 24, 2016

U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at...

About Us

Sportify News offers you high quality sports journalism. Take a deep look in the world of sports as we bring you the latest news on acquisitions, sponsorships, lineups and more!

Contact us: sales@sportifynews.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress