posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 03:09 PM
reply to post by elevatedone
I don't know if you are a bengals fan or just talking about pro athletes in general, IMO NFL players has all the right to sit out, demand trades, get
their contracts restructured and everything else, as far as any other sports they all athletes should just shut up and play.
The NFL and there current CBA allows teams to cut players and those who don't have any guaranteed money are just left in the dust. For that matter if
player X signs a 5yr 100 million contract with no guaranteed money gets hurt on year one, he can be cut and left without nothing. No other major pro
sports, not even baseball, for crying out loud where.the physical contact is almost non existant the players face this situation.
In addition, players sign a contract and if they don't perform they are all but force by management to restructured their contracts on almost a
yearly basis or face being cut and left in the dust. This is almost unheard off in any other sport.
As a former athlete, I know what it takes to prepar yourself on a yearly basis, and my talents only took me to college sports, I can not imagine the
regimen that this guys have to put themselves through day in a day out, and have to worry on the back of their mind that the next play can be your
last and that can be true on any sports but this risk is exponentially bigger in football.
So as far I'm concern, let them sit, let them get what they deserve, they are just reciprocating the same treatment that management has give them for
years, just go and check the list of currently disable former players and the treatment they get from the league.
Get as much as you can, while you have the ability to perform and get out while you can still stand on your two feet.