A grievance filed by a couple of Contract Advisors against New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been settled for an undisclosed sum of money.
The grievance, filed by agents Malik Shareef and Rodney Thomas with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) per the guidelines provided by the NFLPA’s Regulations Governing Contract Advisors, sought quantum meruit relief based on the amount of time that Shareef and Thomas expended on Jenkins’ behalf. The Contract Advisors were asking for compensation based on roughly 850 hours of work at $275 per hour.
Shareef and Thomas signed Jenkins after he originally signed with agent Ben Dogra coming out of the University of Florida, and represented him through the 2012 NFL Draft.
Jenkins terminated Shareef and Thomas in early 2016, before he signed a $62 million deal with the Giants. He was represented by agency Schwartz & Feinsod when the contract with the Giants was executed, but Shareef and Thomas wanted to be paid for the work they claimed to have accomplished on Jenkins’ behalf leading up to that deal. Thus, a grievance against Jenkins was filed.
While the parties have now settled the dispute, Jenkins is not done fighting through social media. He recently fired off a couple of tweets that have caused the agent community to raise its collective eyebrows.
— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) April 19, 2017
Neither Shareef nor Thomas returned inquiries for comment on the matter as of the time that this article was initially published.