Yesterday, I reported that Andre Smith dropped his third agent (Rick Smith of Priority Sports) and rumor had it that he was planning on re-signing one-time agent of Smith’s, Alvin Keels. By the afternoon, the world was once again turned on its head.
Rick Smith was proclaiming that Andre Smith decided not to fire Priority Sports and that the Smiths were still tight. Meanwhile, at around 2 p.m. EST, Alvin Keels was using his new Twitter toy. He wrote, “How about this Andre Smith story? I’m in a heated battle right now to win his business back. We are in the bottom of the 9th. Root me on!” According to Rick Smith, the game was postponed, because Andre is not leaving.
Hopefully, Jim Trotter, the guy who originally broke the story of Andre Smith dropping Priority Sports and later informed everyone that Smith would be re-signing the company, is less confused than I am. Once we figure something out, I am sure Andre will shake things up again…he would not be my favorite 332 lb. person without those crazy antics of his. For the meantime, until Andre Smith officially informs the NFLPA that he is rescinding his termination of Priority Sports, the 5-day waiting period before Smith can hire a new agent will run. If by Friday Andre Smith has not yet re-signed Rick Smith and Priority, Andre will be able to sign with Alvin Keels or any other NFLPA agent that he likes on that particular day.
If I were partaking in some NFL football betting, I’d say that Andre has a lot of people talking in his ears right now. In fact, I don’t think he’s close to making up his mind on who to select. One day it could be Keels, the next, Rick Smith. The fact that I have no idea how this will turn out is exactly why I stay away from sports betting.
All I know is that Eddie DeBartolo must be laughing his ass off watching everything that has gone down since Smith originally moved on to Keels.