NFL: Are Holdouts Fair?

August 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We all know the story by now: Darrelle Revis is holding out from Jets training camp for more money. He was actually offered $100 million, which he turned down!
Boy, I wish somebody offered me $100 million. I would never turn them down.
The problem is that's what fans use as an argument why holdouts are unfair. They think that if you sign a contract you should honour it, and in the case of Revis, $100 million sounds beyond fair.
On the other hand, there is Nick Mangold.
They did not even offer him a contract extension yet! Part of that may be due to the Revis scenario. The thing about him is he refused to skip workouts because it does not help anybody. Now people point to him and say that is what you should do because you signed a contract, now honour it.
However, as much as I respect Mangold for what he has done so far, I have to say, I think holdouts are good. The reason I say this is because of the way the CBA is currently structured, a team can just release ...

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