Report: DeSean blames Rosenhaus for failed holdout

Report: DeSean blames Rosenhaus for failed holdout
June 8, 2014, 10:15 pm
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Drew Rosenhaus represented DeSean Jackson during the receiver's holdout with the Eagles in 2011. (AP)

DeSean Jackson blames former agent Drew Rosenhaus for his failed holdout during Eagles training camp in 2011, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.

Jackson, who held out for nearly two weeks of camp prior to the 2011 season, apparently hired Rosenhaus because the agent assured him of his "close ties to Eagles management." Rosenhaus, of course, infamously represented Terrell Owens during T.O.'s failed holdout with the Eagles in 2005.

Rosenhaus also led Jackson to believe he could renegotiate Jackson's contract "before or during the 2010 NFL season" and urged him to hold out when he couldn't, according to a court filing obtained by Yahoo!

"In the end, the holdout served only to embarrass Jackson, undermine his credibility and diminish his negotiating leverage with Eagles' management," William Quinn, Jackson's attorney, said per the filing.

Jackson and Rosenhaus are in court over a $516,000 financial dispute, an amount Rosenhaus supposedly paid Jackson over the course of several years as a bribe for Jackson to hire Rosenhaus as his agent.

The court hopes to settle whether or not Jackson has to repay Rosenhaus since NFLPA regulations prohibit agents from bribing or paying players to sign with them.

Under new agent Joel Segal, Jackson signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Redskins after the Eagles released him in April.

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