I don't remember who said it, but someone said "why do all the good ones have to be selfish assholes?" or something like that. TO is a disgrace. He's being paid millions of dollars to PLAY A GAME!!! Seriously, whats wrong with him? He plays football for like half the year, and in the other half he works out. Sounds like a horrible life, huh? If he stayed with the Ravens, they would have been, in my opinion, the team to beat in that division. Jamal Lewis is coming off one of the best seasons EVER, their defense should be one of the best in the league for a while, all they needed was a WR and get a Veteran QB who plays for a couple years and teaches all the younger guys how to play. They could have been Super bowl champions in a few years, and I still think that they will. BUT he throws a pissy fit and goes to the Eagles instead. Actually, I think I'm just mad because the Eagle are gunna beat my Patriots next year, but whatever. Someone tell these NFL players to stop being selfish babies.
~The Only Pain That Matters Is The Pain You Inflict~
It isn't about wanting to play for the Ravens it is about enforcing the language in his contract. The 49ers screwed up by not knowing the correct language in his contract. They should have know that there were 2 years left and they should have understood the language that voided the contract.
What's wrong with him? He only wants to exercise the clauses in his contract. Every player in every sport is entitled to those same rights no matter how good they are. The media just blows it out of proportion because they have no idea how to write a decent story and the media perception. As my cousin pointed out last night, a cornerback could play a lousy game giving up 20 yard passes all day long but not get burned for a touchdown and his teammate who shuts down a player with the exception of one catch for a touchdown. Which cornerback is on Sportscenter that night? The one who gave up the touchdown.
I have yet to see a paragraph about how everyone reported that TO had three years remaining on his contract, his agent said that the 49ers were incorrect and that there were actually two years remaining. After that, every reporter started using two years instead of three. I would like an explanation about how the 49ers and everyone missed this little detail.
Are you a professional halfwit or talented amateur?
The consensus is that the owners would've locked out the palyers in 2008 to try to get the cap back after the uncapped year that would've been 2007. This is just another example of why baseball and hockey should just copy the NFL model.