According to FanRagSports, CSE has canned their President of Baseball, Jason Wood, after allegations that he secretly filmed clients who were showering in his home. Wood represented the likes of Andrew Benintendi, top pitching prospects Mitch Keller and Riley Pint, and more.
Three sources say that Wood has been fired by CSE, where he was the President of Baseball. A search to replace him is underway, with the agency hoping to find someone to fill that role soon. Some players have already fired CSE and have hired new representation or are looking to do so in the near future.
Recently, a player who chose not be identified, was using a shower at Wood’s home and found a camera, sources say. The player confronted Wood, then followed by firing him immediately, sources say.
CSE released the following statement regarding Wood’s firing (via Yahoo’s Jeff Passan):
“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,” said Danny Martoe, President of CSE Talent. “It’s unfortunate that CSE Talent with someone who didn’t uphold these same standards and therefore we chose to terminate with cause Wood’s employment.”
Go on CSE’s website and you’ll get hit with “Relationships. Respect. Trust.” in massive font.
The report from FanRag also notes Wood may have other victims. Their identities are currently unknown.