Brian Urlacher’s “Baby” Talk Should Be Example for Chicago Bears and Other Teams

June 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher came out this week with a very revealing comment regarding his previous contract squabble with the team.
In an interview at "Lunch with a Legend" on the Waddle and Silvy Show on WMVP radio in Chicago, what Urlacher said should make the Chicago Bears and every franchise in sports take notice.
"Even when I was being a little baby and I wanted a contract extension, they gave it to me." He then went on to say that he "signed it" when speaking of the original contract. In other words—since he signed it, he should have honored it.
But that's not how it works in professional sports today. Signing a contract only means the player gets paid for expected performance—but in his mind—if he exceeds that performance—he should get a new contract.
It's funny nobody ever comes to the team when they're playing poorly and says, "I'm not earning this money, and I ...

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