Originally Posted by venividivicibj
I hate football and their tradition of holdouts. (Not just this one)
Such BS. Guys hold out because they did really well over the past season (or maybe past two), and demand a raise. Have yet to see a player demand they be paid less after a shitty season though.
the thing is... NFL contracts often get confused with MLB or NBA contracts, which are guaranteed. NFL players don't have guaranteed contracts.
Only a select few NFL players actually get much guaranteed money.... most often than naught the team has the right to just drop a player if they aren't performing well or due to disciplinary actions.
So if a player is performing well (or even above his salary level) his only recourse to hold out because he might suck for 4 games and the team might just drop his ass and he gets squat.
MLB and NBA players? they get their money no matter what.... look at alex rodriguez caught red handed and even admitted to PED use, even if the yankees wanted to they'd need some superpower lawyers and years of litigation to even get a 1% chance of winning a case against the MLB players association (union) that motherfucker is going to get every cent of his $275,000,000.00 contract even if he sucks and/or gets injured.