The NFL Players Association has launched an investigation of agent David Kanter into one of the most outlandish allegations of bribery in recent memory, according to ESPN.
Kanter was reportedly accused of offering several NFL teams the use of his and his wife’s vacation property if they drafted one of his clients, which amounts to “a form of bribery,” according to a source.
Kanter is the head of football at the agency GSE all over the world and Dallas Cowboys quarterback DeMarcus Lawrence, Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. and Carolina Panthers wide receiver Laviska Shenault among his clients. GSE Worldwide also negotiates marketing deals for the likes of Ahmed Gardner, Jaylen Waddell and Amon Ra St. Brown, on its website.
The agency has reportedly represented 21 players in this year’s draft class, including Green Bay Packers’ second baseman Jayden Reed and Mr. Irrelevant Desjuan Johnson, who could suddenly be a great fit.
Kanter’s attorney, Adam Keener, released a statement to ESPN confirming the NFLPA’s investigation and defending his client’s innocence:
“We understand that the NFLPA is looking into communications between my clients and various management personnel of certain NFL teams. Mr. Kanter has not engaged in any wrongdoing and is cooperating fully with the NFLPA. We expect the situation to be resolved soon.”
According to ESPN, Canter has a past disciplinary record with the NFLPA that spans several recent incidents, which the union’s Client Relations and Disciplinary Committee is expected to look into.