Originally Posted by rbenson98
The players only playing two or three years are permanetly damaging their brain and other parts of their body, they will have to live with the damage the rest of there lives to line the pockets of everyone involved owners, union agents ect. Some players, not all cannot get a job after football due to injury but most do have jobs after football and do just fine but should they not get the best possible pension they can negotiate for if it is up for debate? If you were and elite athlete with the ability to get more back from a billionaire who makes hundreds of millions off you and your fellow football players would you not try for the best possible deal? and do everything within your rights to get it?
To your point of Van Den Bosch saying he didn't have a clue, of course he doesn't these guys have attorneys and people to take care of his interests by no means this is no excuse for him to say something like that without having anything to back up his claims. I'm sure somewhere someone he is paying very well face-palmed themselves at him saying that.
One of the main points of contention in the new agreement is the amount to be set to the side for medical and pension its something like 600 million to 1 billion. this is were the players make me frustrated and upset with them. They keep saying that they are doing this for the old timers and the players that came before them but not a single retired player when asked by reporters if any players came to them about the pension and medical benefits for them they all said no. No one has came to them about what they think they would need or want but yet the players go trumpeting this as there cause. That is bull shit on the players plain and simple.
The real guys who got kinda screwed are next years rookies they still will get rich if picked in the top ten but after 4 years going into the 5th the team can pick up an option i believe (paraphrasing from what i heard earlier today)
if the team wants to keep them one more year (instead of free agency) they can then pay that player the average of the top ten players at that position if drafted eleven or later they will get the average of the 11th to 30th paid players this would really screw a guy like darrell Revis out of millions
Anyways this will all be over sometime next week
right, but i still think you are missing my point. which is that they owners and players both say the money aspect of it is settled / was settled as of last thursday when the owners voted. the issues at hand were union stuff that well, wasnt supposed to be changed unless the union asked for it. there is no union. they players decertified. they should reform the union and then negotiate the union issues, not have a couple of players going to bat in a non union roll.
plus, in the law suit, it was just the high dollar players suing.