NFL warns about rogue Roquan Smith representative Saint Omni

Roquan Smith has raised alarms throughout the NFL.

The Bears’ star linebacker has been locked in a standoff with the team after rejecting a contract extension offer last week. He officially requested a trade last Tuesday, claiming Chicago’s offer “is one that would be bad for myself, and for the entire LB market if I signed it.”

Amid the trade request, reports surfaced Friday that a rogue individual claiming to represent the 25-year-old was calling NFL front offices in an effort to facilitate a deal away from the Bears.

Roquan Smith
Roquan Smith
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Per multiple reports, the NFL management council sent a memo to all 32 teams warning them not to conduct business with the individual, named as Saint Omni in the message, after being informed by the NFL Players Association.

“A person by the name of Saint Omni, who is not an NFLPA certified agent, is contacting clubs indicating that he is representing Roquan Smith, who is under contract to the Chicago Bears,” the memo, which was obtained by ESPN, says. “Mr. Omni is prohibited from negotiating player contracts or discussing potential trades on behalf of any NFL player or prospective player or assisting in or advising with respect to such negotiations.”

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