Rams Rookie Janoris Jenkins Denies Rift with Team Over Reps

Janoris Jenkins’ representatives have denied that the St. Louis Rams rookie cornerback agreed to hire a business manager recommended by Rams coach Jeff Fisher prior to the NFL draft. Such an agreement isn’t allowed under the guidelines of the NFL collective bargaining agreement.

“At no point before, during or after the 2012 NFL draft was there ever any promise from us to the Rams that Janoris would hire a specific financial advisor,” Jenkins’ representatives from Dimensional Sports said in a statement to Aaron Wilson of Profootball.scout.com.

According to a Yahoo! Sports article, Fisher had extracted a promise from Jenkins’ agent, Malik Shareef, during the NFL draft to hire Lou Taylor of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment.

Among the clients Taylor has worked with previously: Fisher, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, boxer Michael Moorer and the estate of the late NFL quarterback Steve McNair.

Prior to hiring an agent, Jenkins has been represented since January by Rich DeLuca of Merrill Lynch. DeLuca remains his financial advisor.

Taylor told Yahoo! that she doesn’t work for Jenkins.

“I’m excited about playing for Jeff Fisher,” Jenkins said in a statement. “I have a lot of respect for him and he’s a great guy. He’s a highly respected coach in this league.”


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