Remember when Jeff Fisher as the head coach of the Titans went against public opinion and drafted Adam “Pacman” Jones?
Well, sounds like Fisher is involved with another player that has had pre-draft issues, and again it’s a defensive back.
The player in question is Janoris Jenkins, and the problems according to reports state that he and the Rams are at odds over a verbal pre-draft agreement.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports broke the story on Thursday, stating that before the Rams took him in the second round of this years draft, Fisher made Jenkins’ agent, Malik Shareef, promise that Jenkins would hire a business manager to help Jenkins navigate his personal issues.
If you were not aware, Jenkins was dismissed by Florida and wrapped up his college career at North Alabama. He also already has four children by three women with another paternity battle according to reports.
The rules of the CBA state that Fisher can’t force Jenkins to hire anyone, nor can his agent. The pre-draft conversation between Fisher and Jenkins’ agent is “unheard of,” according to an NFLPA source.
Yahoo! reported Fisher specified Lou Taylor of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group to advise Jenkins. Taylor denied being employed by Jenkins, though Yahoo! has obtained a document tying Jenkins to the company.
Jenkins also stated that he reportedly only to work with Taylor to make the Rams happy. He also says that the price for Taylor, $120,000 over four years, is too much for him to afford.
Now before he’s even coached a game, the new Rams coach appears to have put the team in trouble with his outlandish demands. All because he once again wanted a player that the team should have passed on.