A St. Louis-based agent with ties to several baseball players from the area has been dismissed by his agency Wednesday and now faces an investigation from the players' union as a result of allegations he secretly filmed at least one of his clients in the shower, according to reports and sources.
According to Murray, one player found a camera while using the shower at Wood's home before confronting him and firing him.
FanRag Sports, citing multiple people familiar with the matter, reported that the union is investigating Wood for allegedly filming clients while they used his shower.
For more than 32 years, we at CSE Talent prided ourselves on ethical and moral standards and built a strong reputation across the industry, said Danny Martoe the president of CSE in a prepared statement.
Martoe's statement concluded by saying that unfortunately CSE Talent had aligned itself with an individual who did not uphold its standards, and it was therefore necessary for the company to end with cause Mr.
Wood denies the allegations and has hit out at those who, in his view, "have chosen to spread such irresponsible and harmful rumors", according to Jeff Passan, an Major League Baseball columnist who says he received a message from the agent. Over the past 13 years I have worked tirelessly to build a successful agency through integrity and hard work.
Wood, who represents a number of Major League Baseball stars and prospects including Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox, was originally named in a Fanrag Sports article published on Wednesday. "I am disappointed that there are those who have chosen to spread such irresponsible and harmful rumors".
Wood did not respond to an email from The Associated Press seeking comment and did not answer his cellphone.
According to ESPN, none of the players represented by Wood have made plans to to leave CSE Talent.
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