According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the St. Louis Rams and rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins are at a stand still when it comes to agreeing on a contract. The reason behind the hold up is that there is a dispute over who’ll act as Jenkins’ financial advisor, since he has four kids with three women and there’s a fourth women that now says he’s the father of her child.
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wants Lou Taylor of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group to be Jenkins’ advisor, per Cole’s sources. Taylor has denied that she working with Jenkins.
“I do not work for Janoris Jenkins,” Taylor told Yahoo! Sports.
During this past April’s draft, Fisher reportedly made Jenkins’ agent Malik Shareef promise that Jenkins would hire a manager to help handle his personal issues. But according to Cole’s NFLPA source, this type of agreement is now “unheard of” with the new CBA.
Both the NFL and NFLPA have contacted the Rams about the matter and they said, “We know there can’t be any pre-conditions to the contract.”
Fisher’s sources still insist that Taylor takes care of Jenkins’ finances right now.
Let’s not forget that even though Jenkins has made some mistakes in the past, the current situation has nothing to do with anything he’s done lately. As far as we know he’s been squeaky clean.