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fordfixer
08-07-2012, 01:42 AM
Agent Drew Rosenhaus accused of breach of contract, fraud by employee in arbitration filing
By Rand Getlin and Jason Cole | Yahoo! Sports – 10 hours ago
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--agent-drew-rosenhaus-accused-of-breach-of-contract--fraud-by-employee-in-arbitration-filing.html;_ylt=AkF0TOaPYkHWkFN7SWk1VFtDubYF;_ylu =X3oDMTN1czFzMDg2BG1pdANGRUFUVVJFRCBNZWdhdHJvbiBOR kwEcGtnAzZiNmI5YzU2LWY4N2ItM2QwNS05YTUxLTQ3M2M0ZDY 5ZWYwNQRwb3MDNQRzZWMDbWVnYXRyb24EdmVyA2Q0MTRkNzkzL WUwNDAtMTFlMS1iZGJiLWI1NzJlNGUyYjQ1ZA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFoZHY1MWJpBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANuZmwEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3

Prominent NFL agents Drew and Jason Rosenhaus have been accused of breach of contract and fraud in an arbitration filing with the National Football Players Association by Rosenhaus Sports Representation vice president Danny Martoe, according to a legal memorandum obtained by Yahoo! Sports.

If the accusations against the Rosenhauses are true, the brothers could be subject to NFLPA disciplinary action, including suspensions.

In the memo, Martoe's attorney David Cornwell accuses the Rosenhaus brothers and their attorney, brother-in-law Adam Swickle, of offering inducements to multiple third parties to "obtain a false accusation" against Martoe in an attempt to damage his position in the dispute. Those efforts allegedly included Swickle offering "to compromise RSR's claims against Chris Pinkow and his car leasing company in exchange for Mr. Pinkow making false accusations that Danny had accepted kickbacks from Mr. Pinkow," according to the memo. Pinkow has been a principal in two South Florida auto companies which are now inactive, according to the Florida's Division of Corporations website.

At the heart of the dispute is Martoe's contention that he has received insufficient commission from the agency.

According to the memo, when Cornwell informed another of Rosenhaus' attorneys, David Dickieson, of the alleged misconduct, Dickieson responded to Cornwell saying, if the allegations were true "Swickle's actions were a crime."

"Suffice it to say the allegations raised are untrue and are being made by people with motives to try to sway public opinion and harm the Rosenhaus Sports name," Drew Rosenhaus said. "Ultimately, their efforts will not work."

Swickle didn't respond to a request for comment.

Perhaps the most troubling allegation revealed in the memo is a claim that "RSR, Drew, and/or Jason has/have offered to compromise one of their client's claims [Lawrence Timmons] against Mr. Pinkow and/or his company in exchange for a false accusation against Danny.”

Among the union regulations the brothers may have violated:

• Section 3(A)(14) which requires agents to "comply with state and federal laws"
• Section 3(A)(17) which requires agents to "act at all times as a fiduciary for NFL players"
• Section 3(A)(18) which requires agents to "comply with the stated policies of the NFLPA"
• Section 3(B)(8) which prohibits agents from "engaging in activities that create a conflict of interest in the effective representation of NFL players"
• Section 3(B)(14) which prohibits agents from “engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, and deceit”

Cornwell is requesting that the NFLPA immediately intervene to "compel [the Rosenhauses] to cease and desist from any actions that seek to gain an unfair advantage" in the arbitration between the parties.

steelz09
08-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Agent Drew Rosenhaus accused of breach of contract, fraud by employee in arbitration filing
By Rand Getlin and Jason Cole | Yahoo! Sports – 10 hours ago
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--agent-drew-rosenhaus-accused-of-breach-of-contract--fraud-by-employee-in-arbitration-filing.html;_ylt=AkF0TOaPYkHWkFN7SWk1VFtDubYF;_ylu =X3oDMTN1czFzMDg2BG1pdANGRUFUVVJFRCBNZWdhdHJvbiBOR kwEcGtnAzZiNmI5YzU2LWY4N2ItM2QwNS05YTUxLTQ3M2M0ZDY 5ZWYwNQRwb3MDNQRzZWMDbWVnYXRyb24EdmVyA2Q0MTRkNzkzL WUwNDAtMTFlMS1iZGJiLWI1NzJlNGUyYjQ1ZA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFoZHY1MWJpBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANuZmwEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3

Prominent NFL agents Drew and Jason Rosenhaus have been accused of breach of contract and fraud in an arbitration filing with the National Football Players Association by Rosenhaus Sports Representation vice president Danny Martoe, according to a legal memorandum obtained by Yahoo! Sports.

If the accusations against the Rosenhauses are true, the brothers could be subject to NFLPA disciplinary action, including suspensions.

In the memo, Martoe's attorney David Cornwell accuses the Rosenhaus brothers and their attorney, brother-in-law Adam Swickle, of offering inducements to multiple third parties to "obtain a false accusation" against Martoe in an attempt to damage his position in the dispute. Those efforts allegedly included Swickle offering "to compromise RSR's claims against Chris Pinkow and his car leasing company in exchange for Mr. Pinkow making false accusations that Danny had accepted kickbacks from Mr. Pinkow," according to the memo. Pinkow has been a principal in two South Florida auto companies which are now inactive, according to the Florida's Division of Corporations website.

At the heart of the dispute is Martoe's contention that he has received insufficient commission from the agency.

According to the memo, when Cornwell informed another of Rosenhaus' attorneys, David Dickieson, of the alleged misconduct, Dickieson responded to Cornwell saying, if the allegations were true "Swickle's actions were a crime."

"Suffice it to say the allegations raised are untrue and are being made by people with motives to try to sway public opinion and harm the Rosenhaus Sports name," Drew Rosenhaus said. "Ultimately, their efforts will not work."

Swickle didn't respond to a request for comment.

Perhaps the most troubling allegation revealed in the memo is a claim that "RSR, Drew, and/or Jason has/have offered to compromise one of their client's claims [Lawrence Timmons] against Mr. Pinkow and/or his company in exchange for a false accusation against Danny.”

Among the union regulations the brothers may have violated:

• Section 3(A)(14) which requires agents to "comply with state and federal laws"
• Section 3(A)(17) which requires agents to "act at all times as a fiduciary for NFL players"
• Section 3(A)(18) which requires agents to "comply with the stated policies of the NFLPA"
• Section 3(B)(8) which prohibits agents from "engaging in activities that create a conflict of interest in the effective representation of NFL players"
• Section 3(B)(14) which prohibits agents from “engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, and deceit”

Cornwell is requesting that the NFLPA immediately intervene to "compel [the Rosenhauses] to cease and desist from any actions that seek to gain an unfair advantage" in the arbitration between the parties.

Very interesting. I will say this though about Rosenhause....

The Steelers FO and Rosenhaus seem to get deals with little issues compared to other teams/clients. Granted, Ruthless can probably correct me on this because he seems to be much more in tune with salary cap and contract related stuff :)

But recently, I've just got the impression that Rosenhaus and the Steelers get deals done. Timmons was one and Antonio Brown was the latest. Nothing caused a stir, there was no intense hold outs, the deal just got done quietly and efficiently.

aggiebones
08-07-2012, 12:12 PM
""Suffice it to say the allegations raised are untrue and are being made by people with motives to try to sway public opinion and harm the Rosenhaus Sports name," Drew Rosenhaus said. "Ultimately, their efforts will not work.""

Ah, hate to tell you bro, noone in the 'public' likes either one of you. Don't worry about your image.

RuthlessBurgher
08-07-2012, 12:32 PM
I wonder if the fact that the Rosenhauses might be subject to NFLPA disciplinary action in the near future (including suspensions) helped to spur Drew to get the Antonio Brown deal done tout de suite. Even though Antonio didn't get a huge signing bonus, Rosenhaus pocketed a sweet commission in that deal...if he waited until next year to try to negotiate an extension for Brown as everyone expected, then he might have been suspended and Antonio would be giving 3% of his new contract to someone else. Just a thought...

flippy
08-07-2012, 01:16 PM
I wonder if the fact that the Rosenhauses might be subject to NFLPA disciplinary action in the near future (including suspensions) helped to spur Drew to get the Antonio Brown deal done tout de suite. Even though Antonio didn't get a huge signing bonus, Rosenhaus pocketed a sweet commission in that deal...if he waited until next year to try to negotiate an extension for Brown as everyone expected, then he might have been suspended and Antonio would be giving 3% of his new contract to someone else. Just a thought...

Maybe Drew should hurry up and try to land Wally as a client :)