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Mort: Wilson didn’t know agent asked Seahawks for a raise

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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen stirred up a bit of a storm earlier in the day, reporting that the Seahawks received a call last week from a representative of quarterback Russell Wilsoninsisting” that Wilson’s contract be adjusted.

Agent Bus Cook, who represents Wilson, was “irate,” and Cook called the report “a bunch of bullsh-t.”  Cook denies that any request for a new contract was made.

Mort now says via Twitter, “Anybody inferring that Russell Wilson was aware of inquiry about his contract this year would be wrong.”

In revisiting the topic, Mort didn’t back off his report that the request was made, despite Cook’s denial.  So, per Mort, the request was made and Wilson didn’t know about it.

We inferred it that Wilson knew.  And if we’re wrong, the notion that an agent for a player called the player’s team and “insisted” on a new deal without the player’s knowledge is troubling, to say the least.

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15 Responses to “Mort: Wilson didn’t know agent asked Seahawks for a raise”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 20, 2013 7:13 PM

    It was Ronaiah Tuiasosopo making the call.

  2. jhein23 says: Jan 20, 2013 7:17 PM

    This is Bus Cook you know the same guy who did lots of slimy thing for Favre when he was with the Packers and Jets to get him to the Vikings were talking about. I believe Mort’s report is 100% accurate.

  3. 4evrnyt says: Jan 20, 2013 7:21 PM

    Seriously as far as I’m concerned Agents top lawyers on the sleezy slimy human being list. Is there anything on this planet with lower standards then a sports agent?

  4. bh83 says: Jan 20, 2013 7:25 PM

    Digging yourself out of your own hole eh Mort?

  5. fish751 says: Jan 20, 2013 7:32 PM

    Sorry Bus. I was the one who made the request. Neither you or Russell were supposed to know about it.

  6. coltsluckdynasty says: Jan 20, 2013 7:33 PM

    If you are an agent and don’t know this, you are a complete idiot. I am a big fan of the game, and was just talking about this the other day. Obviously, I now know that I can become an agent based on utter stupidity of this guy! Where do I apply? If I were Russell, if be looking for a new agent, and quick. I find it hard to believe that Russ didn’t know a thing about it either

  7. nnagi says: Jan 20, 2013 7:49 PM

    why would anybody use Bus Cook for representation?

  8. pacificnw7722 says: Jan 20, 2013 7:57 PM

    WAKE UP and smell the coffee Russ, get rid of this fool!!

  9. chawk12thman says: Jan 20, 2013 8:22 PM

    Bus is wondering why all the fuss to begin with as he only made the courtesy call because he was getting a head start on what is coming after the 3rd season……He didn’t mean right now……..Geezzzzz..

  10. 69finfan says: Jan 20, 2013 8:32 PM

    Mr. Cook, Lennay Kekua on line 1.

  11. jawnyblaze says: Jan 20, 2013 8:36 PM

    It’d be pretty stupid for Cook to ask for a raise for Wilson since I’m pretty sure contracts can’t be reworked or extended or changed in the first two or three years per the new CBA…

  12. jawnyblaze says: Jan 20, 2013 8:39 PM

    Rookie contracts, I mean

  13. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Jan 20, 2013 8:40 PM

    seems like no one wants to be the one with egg on their face here not even mort

  14. goldrush36 says: Jan 20, 2013 9:06 PM

    Victim of a hoax lol

  15. wwwfugu says: Jan 20, 2013 9:11 PM

    We we we we we. All the way home.
    Here’s hoping your umbrella and goulashes didn’t fail you.

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