Janoris Jenkins, the troubled cornerback who was kicked out of Florida, landed at North Alabama and could be drafted in the first round Thursday, spoke to the Palm Beach Post about his off-the-field troubles.
(Jenkins might be the only 1st round draft pick who is currently training at LA Fitness – “He has no coach, no academy, no nutrition guru.”)
On having four kids with three different women:
“It’s weird because I had those kids while I was playing college football and it didn’t affect me not once,” said Jenkins, who is from Pahokee. “I’m proud to have my four kids. If they want to throw that in my face, so be it.
“Everybody has kids. Where in the book do it say you can’t have kids? It doesn’t say that in the law. I’m a great father. I’m there whenever they need me.”
On his two marijuana infractions in three months at UF:
“I was just being a college student,” he said. “I’m pretty sure there were more guys than me that smoked. I just got caught.”
Seems like a good fit for the Raiders, Lions, or Bengals. [PBP]