As of Wednesday night, Andrew Benintendi was not involved in the allegations against suspended player agent Jason Wood, a source with direct knowledge of the Major League Baseball Players Association’s investigation said.
Benintendi was one of Wood’s most prominent clients. Wood has been fired from CSE Talent, the agency he joined in April, and has been suspended as an agent by the players’ union pending an investigation into allegations he filmed at least one player in the shower at his St. Louis home.
MLB, the MLBPA and the Red Sox declined to comment.
Wood released a statement on Wednesday.
“The allegations that have surfaced today are absurd and untrue,” Wood said, via Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. “Over the past 13 years I have worked tirelessly to build a successful agency through integrity and hard work. I am disappointed that there are those who have chosen to spread such irresponsible and harmful rumors.”
CSE confirmed Wood’s dismissal on its website. A source with knowledge of the investigation confirmed the nature of the allegation. FanRag Sports was first to report that Wood allegedly filmed players in the shower.
“For over 32 years, CSE Talent has prided itself on our moral and ethical standards and have built a solid reputation within the industry. We take pride in working with people who represent these values,” Danny Martoe, President of CSE Talent, said via a statement on the agency’s website. “It’s unfortunate that CSE Talent aligned itself with someone who didn’t uphold these same standards and therefore we chose to terminate with cause Wood’s employment.”
A source said that as of Wednesday night, law enforcement had not been involved.