The NFL Players Association is investigating the relationship between agent Drew Rosenhaus and former financial adviser Jeff Rubin, Yahoo! Sports reported.
One main issue is whether Rosenhaus knew or should have known that Rubin advised a number of Rosenhaus’ clients to invest in an Alabama bingo casino that went bankrupt.
Players lost up to $43.6 million in Rubin’s casino downfall, according to the report, and multiple sources, including Terrell Owens, told Yahoo! Sports that Rosenhaus actively recruited players with Rubin. That goes against NFLPA policy.
Rosenhaus denies any impropriety on his part
“Let me say this on the record, I had no reason to believe that Jeff Rubin was doing anything illegal or irresponsible or unethical,” Rosenhaus told Yankoo! Sports. “We never had any inkling that he was ever dishonest. We never had a player come to us until this casino fell apart.”
Owens claims Rosenhaus tried to direct him to Rubin.
“We recommend you use Jeff,” Owens said Rosenhaus told him, according to the report. “He handles our clients, we trust him.”
Owens thinks Rosenhaus bears at least some of the responsibility.