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Report: Janoris Jenkins, Rams at odds over financial advisor

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Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins dropped to the second round of the draft because of character concerns and now his NFL career has reportedly gotten off to a shaky start.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that Jenkins and the team are at odds about who will financially advise Jenkins and that the issue stands in the way of Jenkins signing a contract. According to the report, Rams coach Jeff Fisher spoke to Jenkins’ agent Malik Shareef during the draft and made him promise to hire a financial advisor to help Jenkins manage his money. Such an agreement is against the rules of the CBA, something the Rams do not dispute, but Cole’s sources say that Fisher is still adamant that Jenkins work with Lou Taylor of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group.

Jenkins reportedly signed papers with the company, but Taylor said that Jenkins was not a client before hanging up the phone when reached for comment. Sources told Cole that Jenkins signed the papers to placate the team and that he is now unhappy with the terms of his agreement with her.

Jenkins has fathered four children with three different women and a fourth woman is now claiming he fathered her child as well. Taking care of those financial responsibilities is something that Jenkins has had to deal with already (via a bank loan) and it is going to be an ongoing part of his life.

While the Rams are right to want that taken care of in a way that doesn’t disrupt Jenkins’ football career, mandating which person is charged with helping him take care of his bills is out of bounds. Per the report, both sides want to take care of this without any legal action and the easiest way to do that would be for the Rams to drop the alleged demand about a particular advisor while taking other measures to contractually protect themselves from any future issues with Jenkins.

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41 Responses to “Report: Janoris Jenkins, Rams at odds over financial advisor”
  1. deadeye says: Jul 5, 2012 6:18 PM

    “Unless the rams are planning to foot the bill for this financial advisor they have no say in whether Jenkins has/uses/hires one. They definitely have no way of forcing him to hire anyone he doesn’t want to with his own money.”

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    I beg to differ. If the contract stipulates a particular financial advisor, and JJ signs the contract, than the Rams effectively had a say in it. If JJ refuses to sign, he could simply sit out the season and go back into the draft next year.

    Personally, I think the Rams goofed by drafting this guy. If they were concerned about the negative publicity of having a possible dead-beat dad on the roster, they simply should have drafted another player.

    However, they do have the right to ask for this. It’s not that different from teams putting in clauses against pickup basketball, or riding motorcycles without helmets. When a player displays stupid off-the-field behavior, don’t be shocked when a team wants to modify the contract to account for the dumb behavior.

  2. xxwhodatxx says: Jul 5, 2012 6:23 PM

    Well i don’t know how he plays but I definatly know one thing he can’t cover…

  3. 49erminer4life says: Jul 5, 2012 6:26 PM

    Is it cause he hasn’t signed his contract that the nflpa hasnt stepped in yet.

  4. canetic says: Jul 5, 2012 6:58 PM

    Here’s how this will play out:

    1). JJ refuses qualified financial advisor

    2). JJ bankrupt in five to seven years

    3). JJ and NFLPA blame NFL

  5. fdugrad says: Jul 5, 2012 7:17 PM

    Well, his career with the Rams has hardly started and there is trouble percolating. He has four children for certain, perhaps five and that is of THIS particular moment. I realize that coach Fisher may have overstepped his position, however he also selected him regardless of his baggage. Perhaps he is looking out for the player’s best interest as well as the best interest of the team. They are not mutually exclusive. Not sure whose advice Jenkins has followed over the years, if anyone, however it is fair to say he has made enough mistakes for a lifetime. Maybe this is as good a time to listen to someone he has never worked with and he might as well start with a person who took a chance on him rather than becoming involved in additional uproars out of much less IN court.

  6. sagnam says: Jul 5, 2012 7:28 PM

    Maybe the Rams are insisting on a particular Financial Advisor because they know he’ll just pay one of his idiotic relatives to manage his money if they leave the decision up to him.

    I’m not quite sure what in Pacman’s background makes you think he’s qualified to choose a Financial Advisor.

    Whoops, did I call him Pacman? Not sure why that happened.

  7. wickdawg7 says: Jul 5, 2012 7:29 PM

    deadeye says:
    Jul 5, 2012 6:18 PM

    “However, they do have the right to ask for this. It’s not that different from teams putting in clauses against pickup basketball, or riding motorcycles without helmets. When a player displays stupid off-the-field behavior, don’t be shocked when a team wants to modify the contract to account for the dumb behavior.”

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    You are wrong. Apparently, you missed this line in the story:
    “Such an agreement is against the rules of the CBA, something the Rams do not dispute”

  8. istateyourname says: Jul 5, 2012 7:32 PM

    Wow, this guy has a 5 kid/4 momma head start on wasting every nickel he earns in the NFL. So take your new contract, pay Uncle Sam, pay the lawyer/agent and divide the rest by 10. He don’t need no advisor because he ain’t got no money anyway.

  9. doe22us says: Jul 5, 2012 7:32 PM

    This is the start of things to come, a harbinger perhaps???

  10. jpb12 says: Jul 5, 2012 7:35 PM

    Good teams took this guy off their draft boards for a reason.

    Rams are not a good team. This pick will blow up in their hands.

    Predictably.

  11. skiss68 says: Jul 5, 2012 7:38 PM

    Half of the money these guys make should be deferred for 10 years.

  12. steelerer says: Jul 5, 2012 7:38 PM

    deadeye says:
    Jul 5, 2012 6:18 PM

    I beg to differ. If the contract stipulates a particular financial advisor, and JJ signs the contract, than the Rams effectively had a say in it. If JJ refuses to sign, he could simply sit out the season and go back into the draft next year.

    Personally, I think the Rams goofed by drafting this guy. If they were concerned about the negative publicity of having a possible dead-beat dad on the roster, they simply should have drafted another player.

    However, they do have the right to ask for this. It’s not that different from teams putting in clauses against pickup basketball, or riding motorcycles without helmets. When a player displays stupid off-the-field behavior, don’t be shocked when a team wants to modify the contract to account for the dumb behavior.

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    Are the Rams paying for this service, because correct me if I am wrong comparing forcing a player to hire someone to help him spend the money he earns is alot different than asking him to not participate in hazardous activities.

    The rams drafted him and knew his history, nobody forced them to do it. If the rams want to make sure he is liable for his actions then dont guarantee a dime of his contract so they can can get out of it easily.

  13. cincinnasti says: Jul 5, 2012 7:41 PM

    It’s my money and I WANT IT NOW! :D

  14. practicesquadprobowler says: Jul 5, 2012 7:56 PM

    Well, the article says that it goes against the CBA between the NFLPA and NFL for a team to dictate to a player what financial advisor he must use. So this leads me to believe that a franchise CAN’T put it into the personal services contract, unlike dangerous off-season activity clauses.

  15. fballguy says: Jul 5, 2012 9:12 PM

    Lou is a her?

    She better bring condoms to her meetings.

  16. deadeye says: Jul 5, 2012 9:18 PM

    @wickdawg7

    You are right, I didn’t catch the fact that it’s against the CBA. However, he did apparently sign some papers to “placate” Fisher. I’m really not sure how the legalities would play out if indeed there is a legal document with JJ’s signature on it. Jenkins may ultimately have to honor that even though he’s unhappy with the terms of the agreement.

    This whole situation seems like a big mistake on the part of the Rams.

  17. bk9876 says: Jul 5, 2012 9:30 PM

    Make it rain JJ!

    It doesnt sound like JJ is the best decision maker on life…4 kids already. Ouch.

    Broke in 6 years is the over under in vegas.

  18. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Jul 5, 2012 9:32 PM

    Has it ever occured to anyone that any garden variety, off the shelf baby mama is smarted than a factor of ten than any corner back or wide receiver in the NFL?

    Fisher is one smart dude to try and manage this dope’s life until he shows some signs of being able to do it himself.

  19. blakspartan says: Jul 5, 2012 9:45 PM

    Lmao@cicinasti comment

  20. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Jul 5, 2012 9:47 PM

    Are we now living in Russia? who the he’ll do u think u are Fisher! If he wants to screw his way outta the league, that’s his biz. Besides, u outsmarted 31 other teams who passed on this dude right?

  21. dominicthedonkey says: Jul 5, 2012 10:08 PM

    I hear his mentor will be Cromartie…can you wrap your head around that? We know they didn’t

  22. 69finfan says: Jul 5, 2012 10:20 PM

    At the rate he’s going he’ll have enough players to field his own team.

  23. benh999 says: Jul 5, 2012 10:39 PM

    So what? He’s just bringing the ruckus to the ladies.

  24. rcali says: Jul 5, 2012 11:00 PM

    Nice waste of a draft pick Rams. Oh, but I’m sure you’ll change him Fish!

  25. pizzon says: Jul 5, 2012 11:05 PM

    I know of one sure fire way for the Rams to protect themselves from this idiot and that is to trade him tot he Raiders. let them have his headaches.

  26. mjkelly77 says: Jul 5, 2012 11:09 PM

    I’m sure glad that the Lions didn’t draft this guy. Prior to the draft, I made the comment that he’s going to miss a lot of time on the field because he’ll be in court with all of his child support issues. He’ll be bankrupt within three years after he plays his last NFL game.

  27. starship7 says: Jul 5, 2012 11:10 PM

    He sure knows how to make all of them babies, he needs to figure out how to pay his bills his damn self.

  28. monkeyjuice313 says: Jul 5, 2012 11:20 PM

    I was denied, but now I’m approved! I feel bad for JJ. Such a big heart and so much love to give that he can’t even stop.

  29. dogg91702 says: Jul 5, 2012 11:41 PM

    Nice, I like that he has 3 kids, with a possible fourth, NFL corners get all the women.

  30. dogg91702 says: Jul 5, 2012 11:44 PM

    Oh even better 4 kids already going on 5, Cromartie better get it going or he will lose the top active athlete spot.

  31. beerbudsnbevo says: Jul 5, 2012 11:50 PM

    As much as a knucklehead as Jenkins may be…

    The Rams got themselves into this. They should have known better.

    They thought they have a gift when he fell to the second round….

    Obviously everyone else did their homework

  32. biggestredmiami says: Jul 5, 2012 11:57 PM

    Pacman 2.0

  33. 1oldpro says: Jul 6, 2012 12:04 AM

    I am so glad Janoris Jenkins was not drafted by my team. I am very glad he was drafted by Jeff Fisher’s team. Everybody knew what was going to happen, except Coach Swagger.

  34. joetoronto says: Jul 6, 2012 5:34 AM

    pizzon says: Jul 5, 2012 11:05 PM

    I know of one sure fire way for the Rams to protect themselves from this idiot and that is to trade him tot he Raiders. let them have his headaches.
    *************************************************
    Your information is obviously very old, pizzon.

    You must have meant the Bungals.

  35. kingpel says: Jul 6, 2012 6:00 AM

    Why do I feel that every decision this guy makes is the wrong one? The odds are definitely stacked against him. Good luck, Jenkins.

  36. nashwaakkidd says: Jul 6, 2012 6:35 AM

    Fear not ! The perfect solution is for JJ to hire TO as financial advisor!! Another clown that will make tons of cash and be broke 2 years after he’s done playing.

  37. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jul 6, 2012 6:36 AM

    Jeff Fisher has too much control over this team.

  38. miserynmossouri says: Jul 6, 2012 8:07 AM

    JJ must have missed the rookie symposium where Pacman explained what an idiot he was in his early years. This guy needs to wake up and appreciate what fisher is trying to do for him. The Not For Long league will drop players like nickels in a slot machine. JJ better realize he has but one crack at this, unlike his baby mommas.

  39. footballgenius1 says: Jul 6, 2012 9:00 AM

    So I’m hearing the League and NFLPA have contacted the Rams over the matter? Will they be contacting the agent who was also involved in the pre-draft “agreement” with the Rams? If such an agreement is against the CBA, then both sides should be investigated. It takes two to tango.

  40. downhillrider says: Jul 7, 2012 1:02 AM

    dude just wants to get iced out and get those 2 bentleys.

    /sssss

  41. blueglaze says: Jul 7, 2012 7:47 AM

    Dude will get jumped on with every little rookie mistake on and off the field… But I have followed this guy all through college and he is incredible and so fun to watch. Only time will tell

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