NFLPA Investigating Agent For Allegedly Bribing Teams Into Drafting His Clients During 2023 Draft

NFL agent David Canter is under investigation by the NFL Players Association for allegedly trying to Vince teams Tod raft his players by “offering the use of vacation properties belonging to him and his wife,” according to a report from ESPN.

The potential violations of the NFLPA’s “Regulations for Contract Advisors” allegedly occurred during the 2023 NFL Draft — which was held in Kansas City last month — and Pro Football Talk confirmed ESPN’s reporting by adding that one general manager who received the attempted bribe knew of two others contacted, too.

Sources told ESPN that the alleged violations from Canter reflect a “form of bribery”, while adding that Canter’s actions are “unprecedented.”

In a statement to ESPN, Canter’s attorney, Adam Kenner, denied any violations by the GSE Worldwide football president, whose NFLPA bio page lists that he has been certified by the association since 1997 and negotiated 37 current contracts.


“We are aware that the NFLPA is looking into communications between my client and various management personnel of certain NFL teams,” Kenner said in the statement to ESPN. “Mr. Canter did not engage in any wrongdoing and he is fully cooperating with the NFLPA.”

Canter’s two high-profile clients include Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard and Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. Canter and GSE Worldwide represented 21 players in this year’s draft.

He tweeted out a photo congratulating all of the clients repped by GSE Football on April 30th.

Canter and GSE Worldwide represnted 21 players in this year’s draft class. 

Canter helped Howard land another contract from the Dolphins in April 2022 that included $50.6 million in new money, allowing Howard get the most guaranteed money for a cornerback in league history.