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Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers denies Forbes report on 2017 NFL Draft decision

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The star linebacker hasn’t made up his mind yet

NCAA Football: Colorado at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Darren Heitner of Forbes Magazine reported Tuesday that Michigan Swiss Army Knife Jabrill Peppers hired Jimmy Sexton and Patrick Collins of Creative Artists Agency to represent him for the NFL Draft and his future career.

Peppers, however, denied the report on his Twitter account not long after the report was released.

He followed up his first tweet with this one:

Who knows what to believe at this point? With his sudden injury before the Orange Bowl, people were quick to jump on whether he was faking the injury or not to save his health for the draft. After Peppers was seen crying on camera after the game, some people took back that theory, but others thought it was more of an indication he would bolt for the NFL and that he was upset he missed out on his final game in a Michigan uniform.

But regardless of what is true and/or false, we should expect to hear something from Peppers very soon. He has until Jan. 16 to declare for the draft, but he would have three days to withdraw from the draft if he were to change his mind last minute.