Teams, agents suspect that Chargers are talking to Okung’s advisor

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The Chargers reportedly are interested in tackle Russell Okung. Since he does not have an agent, they can’t talk to him until the new league year begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Some agents and teams suspect (they don’t know, but they suspect) that the Chargers are communicating with Okung’s advisor, former NFLPA-certified agent Jimmy Halsell. Because Halsell isn’t currently certified by the union, however, teams can’t talk to him on Okung’s behalf before the new league year opens.

Agents who suspect it is happening are upset because this circumvention of the rules makes it easier for players to stop using agents. Teams who suspect it is happening are upset because they are following the rules by not contacting the Chargers or Halsell.

Again, it’s not known whether the Chargers have contacted Halsell, and Halsell technically wouldn’t be doing anything wrong by talking to the Chargers. It’s the Chargers who would be violating the tampering rules, if the communications are happening.

10 responses to “Teams, agents suspect that Chargers are talking to Okung’s advisor

  1. They cheated the city of San Diego, there only fan base, Junior Seau cut, LT cut, Rodney Harrison cut, 14-2 coach fired, why wouldn’t they cheat everything else. Spanos are the Welfare queens.

  2. How do they know this? Did they read it on Breitbart or is there some substance to it?

  3. Being in Denver , I am a bit biased. But I have no doubt the Chargers are talking to Okung & especially if they have a deal moments after the deadline. It’s funny Okung signed a super cheap 1 yr deal with zero guarantees last yr & Denver media was having fun with the fact he had negotiated the contract himself. And if this suspended advisor told him to do so how crazy are you to take his advice on anything? But I hope they do sign him as he was mainly a bust.

  4. So the agents who don’t want players repping themselves have an unverified suspicion that a team is violating the rules by talking to the player representing himself.

    Makes sense.

  5. I am holding out hope that the GIANTS can get him.

    If we can get him, and move Flowers to the other side, we will have a decent O-Line.

    Fingers Crossed…

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