Major League Baseball Agent Accused Of Filming Players In The Shower

MLB agent Jason Wood calls the allegations "absurd and untrue."

A Major League Baseball agent has been accused of using a hidden camera to record players while they showered.

According to the site FanRag, Jason Wood, the president of baseball for CSE, has been suspended by the player’s union for allegedly filming numerous clients while they showered at his St. Louis home.

One player, who asked to remain anonymous, allegedly uncovered the camera while taking a shower. He confronted Wood, and then immediately fired him as his representative.

Wood has also been fired from his agency over the accusations.

“For over 32 years, CSE Talent has prided itself on our moral and ethical standards and have built a solid reputation within the industry,” said CSE president Danny Martoe 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 has denied the allegations, calling them “absurd and untrue.”

Wood’s original agency, Arland Sports, was acquired by Atlanta-based CSE last year and named him president of its baseball division. His suspension prevents him from representing players, and the union could decertify him, pending its investigation.

Wood’s clients included the Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, the Seattle Mariners’ David Phelps and the Atlanta Braves’ Joey Wentz.

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