Rolando McClain Signs: Does It Matter For How Much?

July 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rolando McClain signed his rookie contract in time for the start of Raiders 2010 training camp in Napa, CA. My question is; for how much? And does it really matter?
Athletes are often demonized for being greedy, selfish prima-donnas (despite the NFL being a $10 Billion business in which the players salary barely constitutes a third of that revenue). This is the primary reason why players intend on striking in 2011.
Unlike the Oakland Raiders previous highly heralded first round draft choice, Rolando McClain and his agent wisely avoided fan(fanatic) speculation about a player's character based on his salary by having him sign on time, regardless of the amount.
So what is too much money? Are the players being paid for their performance, or how much attention they can bring to the organization? If it is the latter, then let me be the first to go on record to say that JaMarcus Russell was grossly underpaid.
Despite your opinion of Russell and the Raiders, one thing Russ...

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