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For the second time in 19 months, an Eagles star player has fired super agent Drew Rosenhaus and threatened to seek new representation.
An NFL source confirmed to CSNPhilly.com that wideout DeSean Jackson recently fired Rosenhaus after a falling out, although Rosenhaus is hoping to resolve the situation before Jackson finds another agent.
Philadelphia Magazine first reported the story Sunday night.
Rosenhaus, a controversial figure in the agent world who represents several of the sport’s highest-profile athletes and served as a polarizing figure in the messy divorce between Terrell Owens and the Eagles in 2005, has worked for Jackson since the receiver’s second year in the NFL.
Although Rosenhaus and Jackson have each had stormy relationships with Eagles management throughout the years, they partnered with the team on the five-year, $51 million extension that Jackson signed last March.
Jackson hasn’t yet decided on a new agent, according to the source. There’s a report that Jackson is eyeing Roc Nation, an agency headed by Kim Miale and founded by hip hop mogul Jay Z, but the source said Rosenhaus is hoping to repair his relationship with Jackson.
If that sounds oddly familiar, it’s because Eagles Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy fired Rosenhaus in Nov. 2011 after a disagreement only to rehire the controversial agent in about one week. Six months later, Rosenhaus presided over the negotiation that netted McCoy’s five-year, $45-million deal with nearly $21 million guaranteed.
McCoy had parted ways with Rosenhaus on more than one occasion before they managed to settle their differences and team up for the blockbuster contract.