CB Janoris Jenkins is a 1st round talent, wrapped in red flags, 3 drug arrest, and 4 children under 3 years old with 3 different mothers. This week on "Path to the Draft" former GM Charlie Casserly said he couldn't remember a 1st round pick who ever had 3 arrest before.
Now another huge red flag has appered, he has reportedly been fired by his agent (per Mike Bianchi of the "Orlando Sentinel").
In Bianchi's personal view, "You've got to be pretty shady for (an) agent to fire a player".
Bianchi reports that Jenkins origional agent was Ben Dogra, of CAA, and Liz Mullen of the "Sports Business Journal" reports his new agent is Mike Shareef.
A couple of new mock drafts now have Jenkins falling to the Panthers at the #40 pick. I know some posters at CSR have been huge promoters of drafting Jenkins, even at #9, but does this change this view?
Update by Editor: Apparently Jenkins agent is not only disputing this but saying the opposite is actually what happened.
The only reason we decided to move on is because they're too big," said Cornelio, who is called "C" by his friends. "We weren't getting personal attention, so we decided to move on. That was it. And we told them. We called them professionally and said, 'Hey, we're moving on. We came to the conclusion that we honestly believe a smaller agency that pays us more attention will be better for us.' (Dogra) told us that he understood and he would help in any way he could. At the end of the day, we came to the conclusion that the kid drafts himself by his performance."
Hmmm...I do find it hard to believe an agent would fire a player when that is how they make money. Wanting a smaller agency seems very plausible too. Jenkins needs a lot of good PR work to get back into 1st round consideration.