Just posted this on his FB page.
Just posted this on his FB page.
Wow, they're backing these players into a corner bigtime!
This is unfortunate, but not surprising.
The owners' best hopes of winning this battle is the fact that many of the players cannot afford to not get a salary and benefits for a year. For as many millionaires out there as there are, there are many guys who are barely off the practice squad who cannot afford a lockout. These players may well put enough pressure on the union that eventually they start conceding to the owners.
Last edited by authentic; February-7th-2011 at 02:02 PM.
Kind of a low-ball thing to do. But then again, the players have stooped lower, in my opinion, with threats to boycott the draft and scouting combine and suing over collusion last off-season...
This is why I really despise this kind of labor-unrest.
Well, there is no CBA. In any business, if the CBA expires there is no obligation to fund a healthcare policy.
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Yeah, a guy like Reed can't afford to not have a paycheck and health insurance with all the problems his kid has had so far. The owners are really squeezing the players union now.
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Sucks, but the owners are doing everything in their power to make the players feel it in their wallets before they (the owners) have to, so they bow to the owners' demands.
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I don't think it's a bad thing to do. However, maybe it should have been something the owners gave more notice about (if Doughty is correct that it's last-minute). I think the owners don't have any obligations to pay out a lot of money in health care when they don't have an agreement with the players.
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Not unexpected. Anyone who has been involved in labor disputes knew this was going to be used. In fact, the players should have been expecting this. Could be good PR for the players if they play this one right.
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If the millionaire players need health insurance, they should contact their local agents. This could be a while . . .
Last edited by Skins-Canes-Mounties; February-7th-2011 at 02:13 PM.
Sucks, but buy a plan for a few months like everyone else?
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When Goodell was doing his tour locker rooms to discuss the work stoppage, many players were asking if their wives who were preganant should induce labor prior to March 4th. Ridiculous.
It's all fine and dandy that Rog is going to cut his salary to $1, but you can guarantee he's not cutting his benefits or health insurance.
Ex post facto laws and collusion: banned in the US, but legal in the Democratic Peopleís Republic of Goodell.
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