Pro Football Talk has confirmed reports that former Alabama offensive lineman Andre Smith has hired Alvin Keels as his agent. Smith is considered a top lineman in the draft and is widely expected to be a top five pick, perhaps the number one overall pick.
Smith’s agent status kept the All-American out of the Sugar Bowl gameâ€”something fans no doubt vividly remember. It was widely reported Smith was suspended by Alabama due to some type of contact with an agent. However, the agent story has taken a turn.
According to PFT, “The talk weâ€™re hearing is that Smith ‘fired’ DeBartolo Sports, which implies (if true) that he at some point had â€œhiredâ€ the firm.”