Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Agent for B.C. Lions Quarterback Stands Up for Client after GM's Comments

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Agent for B.C. Lions Quarterback Stands Up for Client after GM's Comments

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Agent for Lions QB fires back at GM

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VANCOUVER - An agent for Jonathon Jennings is shooting back after B.C. general manager Ed Hervey offered a less-than-glowing review of the Lions quarterback's performance.

In an interview with Postmedia this week, Hervey appeared to question whether Jennings is committed to becoming an elite quarterback.

Jennings's agent Bardia Ghahremani issued a statement Saturday saying his client is "one of the first to arrive at work every day" and the GM "would know this if (he) weren't one of the last."

Ghahremani said Jennings' routine is to do extra film study at home every night.

The statement was released on the same day the Lions played host to the Toronto Argonauts.

The 26-year-old Jennings has thrown for 1,249 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight games with the Lions (6-7) this season. …

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