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Dez Bryant Advisor: Agent Drew Rosenhaus Offered Cash Before Draft

An advisor for Dez Bryant says NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus offered him prohibited cash and a trip for his help in signing Bryant.

OXNARD CA - AUGUST 14:  Wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 signs autographs for fans during Dallas Cowboys Training Camp at the Marriott Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge on August 14 2010 in Oxnard California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
OXNARD CA - AUGUST 14: Wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 signs autographs for fans during Dallas Cowboys Training Camp at the Marriott Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge on August 14 2010 in Oxnard California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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David Wells, an advisor to the Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant, told Yahoo! Sports that he was offered improper rewards by NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus if he could help Rosenhaus in signing the wide receiver as a client.

Wells told Yahoo! that prior to the 2010 NFL Draft, the agent offered large sums of cash and a trip to Miami if he could steer Bryant to sign with Rosenhaus. In a series of text messages he shared with the website, someone from a phone that matched a number used by Rosenhaus asked for Wells' help in an act that violates rules set up by the NFL Players' Association in regards to dealing with agents.

Rosenhaus allegedly offered $10,000 to Wells to help out a charity.

Bryant signed with agent Eugene Parker originally but fired him in favor of Rosenhaus before firing Rosenhaus on Aug. 3.

Wells told Yahoo! that he came forward because he believes such actions, like those he accuses Rosenhaus of, take advantage of players.

Questioned by Yahoo! about the allegations, Rosenhaus said he would not comment because of the "agent-client relationship."

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