Steven Jackson recently gave an interview to Michael Silver in which he goes into painful detail about getting dumped by his agent, his contract, and yep, his colonoscopy.
We can speculate about his player-agent relationship, but simply agents do not fire players who are going into the final season of their contract. Jackson and Silver chalk up the firing to Jackson hiring an ex-associate of his agent as a marketing executive.
Jackson then speaks about last season and his future in St. Louis. Quoting Silver’s article:
“”It’s a one-year bid for everybody,” Jackson says. “It could be Scott’s last year, and my last year, and even the franchise is in jeopardy – the team could get sold and leave St. Louis. There’s a lot riding on this year, and we all know that. Just as much as the Rams need me, I need them.””
Jackson seems determined to have a good year in 2008 and does not speculate on his plans about signing a new deal with the Rams. One thing is known for sure, Jackson will be expensive. His former agent even knows he will be one of the highest paid Running Backs in the NFL starting in 2009. Jackson was publicly upset with Rams fans for selling their tickets to opposing team’s fans late in 2007, and who knows if that indicates that he would be unwilling to sign with the Rams after this year.
Luckily Jackson turns to a slightly less ugly topic, his colon-cleansing, “My hands were covered in sweat, and the (colon therapist) lady comes in and starts talking my ear off. There’s this thin hose-type-thing that you put up there that shoots water into you and sucks everything out, but I had trouble getting it in, and then it kept coming out. The lady had to come back six different times and put it back in there. It was brutal.”
I’m sure Rams fans also could use a thorough cleansing after 2007’s 3-13 embarrassment as well.