National story with Razorback ties

Agent Jason Wood is under scrutiny for allegedly filming clients in the shower at his St. Louis home. Wood denies the allegations as “absurd and untrue.” He has been fired by his employer and suspended by MLBPA pending an investigation. Here is more: … 7c3cbafaee

Wood is probably the most prominent agent in the Razorbacks’ baseball circle. He represents Andrew Benintendi, Ryne Stanek, Matt Reynolds and a number of other Arkansas players formerly or currently in the minors, such as Chad Spanberger. He also serves as an adviser to at least one current player on Arkansas’ roster.


Question…College baseball players can have an “adviser” that is an agent? That would not fly for a football or basketball player would it?

It’s definitely a weird aspect in baseball, but as long as a player doesn’t accept any benefits from the agent it is not a violation of NCAA rules. The agents act as advisers, typically with the understanding that they will obtain a player’s services once they sign a professional contract. Families contend they need the advisers to navigate the process ahead of the draft when a player is fresh out of high school. That is something football and basketball players do not have to worry about.