The NFL Players Association is investigating agent David Canter over allegations that he attempted to offer use of his vacation properties in exchange for teams his clients selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, according to a report from ESPN. Canter, the president of football at GSE Worldwide, represents 21 players selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, as well as some of the best veteran players in the league.
Canter’s actions, which were described as a “form of bribery” for ESPN, reportedly involved him contacting several teams and offering the use of his and his wife’s vacation properties if the team lost one of its customers established. While it is not expressly prohibited by the NFLPA from encouraging a team to draft a player, the investigation by the players’ union will determine whether Canter violated NFLPA rules, including one that prohibits “engaging in unlawful conduct and/or conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or other activity.”
Pending the outcome of the NFLPA’s investigation, Canter could face disciplinary action ranging from fines, suspension or revocation of his agent’s certification. Canter has a previous disciplinary record with the NFLPA, which is expected to factor into their final decision.
“We are aware that the NFLPA is investigating communications between my client and various executives of certain NFL teams. Mr. Canter has not engaged in any wrongdoing and is cooperating fully with the NFLPA,” said a statement from Adam. Kenner, Canter’s attorney, to ESPN. “We expect the situation to be resolved quickly.”
Canter has an existing roster of multi-star NFL players such as Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, Dallas Cowboys defense end DeMarcus Lawrence and Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. 2023 NFL Draft picks represented by Canter include Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jayden Reed and defensive tackle Desjuan Johnson, who was taken by the Los Angeles Rams with the final pick of the Draft.