NFL Warns Teams Of Negotiating With Uncertified Agent Contact Them Claiming To Represent Lamar Jackson – Daily Snark

The National Football League sent a memo to teams on Thursday warning them about an uncertified agent, Ken Francis, who “may be contacting clubs and attempting to persuade club personnel to enter the negotiations with or concerning Lamar Jackson,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Teams are prohibited from negotiating offer sheets or trades with agents not certified by the NFLPA. Jackson is not currently represented by an agent, certified or uncertified.

Here is a copy of the memo that all teams received a short time ago:

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)

Earlier this month, the Baltimore Ravens placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jackson, which makes him eligible to negotiate with other teams during free agency.

Ken Francis is a Florida man who most recently was pitching a home fitness invention, I’m told. He now is trying to negotiate a nine-figure contract with NFL teams, who are being told they’re not allowed to negotiate with him because he’s not a certified agent.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero)

Jackson refuted the report via Twitter:

Stop Lying that man never tried to negotiate for me 🤣🤣

— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8)

Francis, who is the business partner of Jackson on portable gym equipment, also denied the report, telling ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that he “don’t speak” for Lamar.

Additionally, Francis “stressed that Jackson handles his own football matters, though he has people in his circle that he might consult,” according to Hensley.

The Ravens have the ability to match any offer sheet Jackson might receive in free agency. He has until July 17 to sign a long-term contract or he’ll have to play the 2023 season on the franchise tag.

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