Brown Out? Cribbs Says He Is Unlikely to Play Another Game For Cleveland

January 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Associated Press is reporting that Josh Cribbs has said he is unlikely to play another game with the Cleveland Browns. He came to this conclusion after being “insulted” by the Browns latest contract offer.
After claiming to be hurt by the offer, Cribbs headed to the Browns facility to clean out his locker, and stated that “he don’t want to play for nobody else”.
Josh Cribbs signed a six-year contract worth $6.77 million three years ago, leaving three seasons on his current deal. Cribbs’ frustration is understandable because players in the NFL generally have short “life-spans” in the terms of their careers. 
However, Cribbs did sign a six-year contract. This isn’t the NBA; he doesn’t have a player option. His only options are to show up for work, or to not show up for work. If he chooses to not exercise his right to show up for work, he will not be paid. If the Browns want to be the bad guys here, they could technically force him to sit out...

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