Wednesday, May 14, 2008

 

Sports Contracts

Brian Urlacher wants more money: "It's easy for people to criticize me for wanting [a new deal], and I understand that it's a contract and I signed it," Urlacher said, according to Yahoo.com. "But this is the NFL, and if I'd signed it and I'd played like [expletive], they'd have cut me or tried to get me to take less. In my mind, there's no difference. If they can 'break' a contract, I have a right to ask for more if I play well enough.

He makes a good point. It's hard to blame a pro athlete for making a cash grab when their earning power diminishes so quickly, especially football players. I'm not saying I feel sorry for him, just that I can't blame him.

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