Janoris Jenkins, who was taken in the second round of the April NFL Draft, is involved in a dispute with the St. Louis Rams regarding an alleged verbal agreement that might not be allowed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday.
Before drafting Jenkins, Rams coach Jeff Fisher made the player's agent, Malik Shareef, promise that his client would hire a business manager, according to the report. Jenkins has four children by three women, with another paternity battle possibly on the way.
Fisher wanted Lou Taylor of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group to be appointed to advise Jenkins, who began his college career at Florida but ended at North Alabama.
The alleged pre-draft conversation between Fisher and Jenkins' agent would be against the rules of the CBA, and Yahoo! Sports stated the league and the players' union have contacted the Rams about the issue.
Jenkins only agreed to deal with Taylor to appease the Rams, according to the report, and asked an NFL representative at the recent rookie symposium whether a team could demand that he select an adviser. It can't.
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