Re: Crabtree to hold out, blame the Raiders.
Looks like Crabtree's agent Eugene Parker has told the cousin to zip his lip and stop running his mouth to the press. This comes from Mike Fisher who covers Dallas Area Sports:
I have what you might call “second-hand knowledge’’ of the Michael Crabtree matter. Second-hand in the sense that I was sitting right there as my man Nate Newton was engaged in phone conversations with David Wells, the Dallas-based bodyguard/bail bondsman who happens to be the cousin and advisor of Crabtree, the spectacular Texas Tech receiver engaged in a rookie-contract dispute with the 49ers.
And here’s what I know: It’s not really Crabtree who is telling the 49ers he might sit out the entire year and re-enter the NFL Draft next season if San Francisco doesn’t meet his demands. Nor is it veteran agent Eugene Parker who is telling the 49ers such an incendiary thing.
No, it’s David Wells. And David isn’t even saying it to the 49ers! He’s just saying it to reporters.
That’s creating the impression that Crabtree is some sort of a “diva’’ when in fact, all we’ve got here is a cousin who thinks Michael is “the best player in the whole draft’’ – the sort of thing an agent wouldn’t say but the sort of thing a relative would say.
On Friday, David Wells popped off one more time, to ESPN’s Joe Schad. And then after that, I’m told, Team Crabtree convened and – led by Eugene Parker, as it should be – ordered David Wells to quit talking to reporters.
There’s a reason lawyers don’t represent themselves in court. And there’s a reason smart lawyers don’t let their cousins who are bodyguard/bail bondsmen represent them in court, either.
I would have to imagine Crabtree will cut ties with Wells soon.
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