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Agent change another question mark for Janoris Jenkins

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Janoris Jenkins is one of the biggest question marks in this year’s NFL draft. He’s undeniably talented — among the most talented cornerbacks in the draft — but off-field legal trouble, his dismissal from Florida and his four kids by three women are among the issues that have teams wondering if he’s more trouble than he’s worth.

And now there’s another issue with Jenkins: The curious case of his changing agents.

Tom Curran of CSNNE.com wrote early this week that the news of Jenkins leaving his agent, Ben Dogra at CAA, isn’t going to allay any concerns about him. Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal wrote that agent Malik Shareef is now representing Jenkins.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with a player changing agents — plenty of good players do it every year. But Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel writes that Jenkins was fired by his agent, adding, “You’ve got to be pretty shady for agent to fire player.”

Jenkins may turn out to be a great NFL player, but if he’s trying to alleviate any worries teams have about his stability off the field, his agent switch is not a great way to do that.

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34 Responses to “Agent change another question mark for Janoris Jenkins”
  1. steeltownpride says: Apr 7, 2012 9:50 AM

    Pacman Jones part Deux .

  2. lombardihero says: Apr 7, 2012 9:58 AM

    :) There is zero brains in the kids head. Proof 4 kids all under the age of 3 by 3 different baby moms.

    Arrested numerous times and kicked off the Florida team. Has no money to buy baby moms diapers or provide for those 4 kids.

    Released by his own agent and my guess is he is blaming it all on the agent because it simply cannot be he is whacked in the head…..

  3. stubbyjones says: Apr 7, 2012 10:05 AM

    All thats missing is an NFL payday to really send this guy over the edge..

  4. bungals4life says: Apr 7, 2012 10:10 AM

    Even if his changing agents is somehow legit, the agent would surely know this would affect his stock negatively. Kinda leads you to believe their has to be a good reason for him to get rid of this kid and cost his agency money in the process by dropping in the draft. It’s really too bad Jenkins doesn’t get it, cause when you watch the NFL network combine coverage he looks like the best coverage CB by far in the draft….what a dummy

  5. maxvv says: Apr 7, 2012 10:11 AM

    I’m waiting for some jerk to make a crack about how he’s a perfect fit for the Jets.

    Really, guys, be reasonable. This dude’s got Bengals written all over him.

  6. nflfollower says: Apr 7, 2012 10:14 AM

    Why can’t we pull for these guys? Seems like everybody just waits for them to fail. I don’t know Jenkins from any other stranger on the street, but I’d like to see him succeed. Football may represent his best chance to be a productive member of society, and will also assist in his ability to be a good father figure for his children. I’m hoping Janoris Jenkins figures it out, shuts up the naysayers, and has a long and productive NFL career and life in general. Wouldn’t that be better than watching another young man crash and burn, and half-celebrate the wreckage?

  7. jenniferxxx says: Apr 7, 2012 10:16 AM

    I’m thinking Bengals.

  8. FinFan68 says: Apr 7, 2012 10:21 AM

    I would not even consider this guy at all…even as an undrafted signing

  9. sensiblebuc says: Apr 7, 2012 10:22 AM

    Because everybody knows that an agent who was just stiffed for millions of dollars from a surefire 1st rounder is going to tell the truth about who fired who…riiiiight.

  10. kd727 says: Apr 7, 2012 10:24 AM

    He got kicked out of the University of Florida…think about that for a second. Do you know how freaking stupid you have to be to get kicked out of UF when you’re a football star? That tells me he’s too dumb to even perform minutia daily life, let alone behave well enough and think clearly enough to play in the NFL.

    I almost pity the team that wastes a first round pick on the second coming of Pacman Jones…but whoever wants overlook his countless character flaws and takes him gets no sympathy from me. And save the “he can change; he can be more professional.” You can’t coach up stupid, and a lot of these corners never change. I’ve seen it firsthand as a Bucs fan watching Aqib Talib do one dumb thing after another. Guys like these will never learn.

  11. agc99 says: Apr 7, 2012 10:39 AM

    Bengals

  12. sportsfuhnatic says: Apr 7, 2012 10:47 AM

    And with the 53rd overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals pick…

  13. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 7, 2012 10:55 AM

    Hrs obviously going to the Jets.

    Not because Tebow could lead him to the path of righteousness, but because he meets the tough qualifications to be Cromartie’s understudy.

    Applicants must:
    Be a talented corner
    Have character issues
    And most importantly, father several children by many different women.

    “Hard Knocks: Jets 2″ is gonna have a more rediculous cast then Expendables 1 and 2 combined.

  14. capitala23 says: Apr 7, 2012 11:04 AM

    I don’t think Bengals will bite. They already got burned by one person who swapped agents before the draft in Baby Huey Smith. At least they won’t until the 3Rd round or later. Take troubled players for cheap, not a premium. You know Brown don’t spend money.

  15. jacobslatter says: Apr 7, 2012 11:22 AM

    Perfect player for the Atlanta Falcons late in round 2, the other star players (Roddy White, Michael Turner) are baby daddies who hafta shell out the green each month, Jenkins can fit right in. Brent Grimes wants a long term deal and is doing a Brees and Dunta Robinson hasn’t been worth the cost in free agency so he’ll be a diamond in the rough. Roll the dice, Thomas D.

  16. 1buckeye76 says: Apr 7, 2012 11:24 AM

    I’d take him in Cincinnati at no. 53…. Carlos Dunlap is working out pretty well for us.

  17. tantojack says: Apr 7, 2012 11:26 AM

    Cro is that you?!

  18. schmitty2 says: Apr 7, 2012 11:27 AM

    Well look at the bright spot..teams will have chance to draft any of his kids beginning around 2029 if they are as good as their old man

  19. kodakinvegas says: Apr 7, 2012 12:28 PM

    The best way to foretell future behaviour is to look at history patterns.

  20. bearsbuiltnfl says: Apr 7, 2012 12:45 PM

    Don’t you guys see, he has to succeed. This is his only shot, all eggs are in one basket. He’ll produce, just needs to be babysat. Come to Chicago youngster, we’ll police you. Over under for round this kid’s taken…….3??? He will play in the NFL, even if it’s for the minimum.

  21. gator2006 says: Apr 7, 2012 1:34 PM

    kd727 says:
    Apr 7, 2012 10:24 AM
    “He got kicked out of the University of Florida…think about that for a second. Do you know how freaking stupid you have to be to get kicked out of UF when you’re a football star?”

    Cam turned out OK

  22. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Apr 7, 2012 1:48 PM

    with the first pick in the 2012..the colts select janoris jenkins from north alabama

  23. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Apr 7, 2012 1:58 PM

    And now, with the 17th pick of the draft the Cincinnati Bengals select………

  24. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 7, 2012 2:05 PM

    The whole draft is a crapshoot- from Jenkins to Luck, no one can know with any degree of certainty whether or not any of these guys are going to blossom into top-of-the-line NFL players. Though there may be plenty of red flags with Jenkins, a team might as well take a chance if they’re convinced he has the tools to play at the next level. And let’s be honest- not all of these NFL stars are saints be any means.

  25. firstpitchslam says: Apr 7, 2012 2:08 PM

    Stupidity is not curable. After the first baby mama spew forth you think he would have said, “This is not smart.” But nooooooooo let’s do it again and again. The NFL is littered with defensive backs and diva wide receivers who just don’t have the candle power to figure it out.

    Wonderlic guess anyone?

  26. coop16 says: Apr 7, 2012 2:49 PM

    Would not touch this guy with a ten-foot pole. There are other football players to draft.

  27. yojoemama says: Apr 7, 2012 2:56 PM

    I’m sure the Bengals or Cowboys will draft him. He’ll be able to feed his kids for at least a couple of years.

  28. yojoemama says: Apr 7, 2012 2:58 PM

    He can only make it if he goes to a city with nothing to do, no bars, no strip joints, no nothing such as maybe Indianapolis. He’ll only succeed as a Colt.

  29. hammerjacker says: Apr 7, 2012 3:27 PM

    Still probably worth a shot for many teams(especially if he falls to really late 1st round or better yet into the 2nd) Depending on what Corners, Safeties, and Pass rushers are off the board, I wouldnt mind seeing the Patriots take a chance on him late 1st, early 2nd.

  30. conormacleod says: Apr 7, 2012 3:45 PM

    The only chance this kid has is if he hires a financial planner that puts him on an allowance, AND if he hires a personal body guard that restricts his movements and keeps away the ladies. This guy could easily end up with 12 kids by 9 baby momma’s.

  31. backindasaddle says: Apr 7, 2012 4:31 PM

    ‘nflfollower’ says:

    Why can’t we pull for these guys? Seems like everybody just waits for them to fail. I don’t know Jenkins from any other stranger on the street, but I’d like to see him succeed. Football may represent his best chance to be a productive member of society, and will also assist in his ability to be a good father figure for his children. I’m hoping Janoris Jenkins figures it out, shuts up the naysayers, and has a long and productive NFL career and life in general. Wouldn’t that be better than watching another young man crash and burn, and half-celebrate the wreckage?
    _______________________________________________________
    Why do we want him to fail? I don’t think we’re wishing for him to fail so much as we’re predicting that somebody of reprehensible character and no value system will fail. Certainly if he were to instantly develop good personal character, strong values and ….POOF!…. miraculously turn into a good person, then I’m fairly confident that most all people would be cheering him on and wishing him to do well. I guess it’s just normal human nature hold people of deplorable character and values in low regard. Go figure.

  32. ee00ee says: Apr 7, 2012 4:59 PM

    @yojoemama
    Clint?
    Either way, you’d be surprised at just what Indy has to offer. They even have those new fangled teley phones there!

  33. randallflagg52 says: Apr 7, 2012 5:36 PM

    It makes perfect sense for him to land in New England. Ex Florida player-check, fills a need-check, best player on the board-check.

    Not to mention he’ll be continuing the rich tradition of defensive back draft busts that New England has become so famous for.

  34. maksimgorky says: Apr 8, 2012 12:09 AM

    This is where a team in Salt Lake City would come in handy…

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