Show Me the Money: A Modest NFL Rookie Salary Proposal

March 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Professional athletes make a lot of money.
No matter what is said about salary caps, salary structures, or lack thereof—nothing will change the fact that throwing, hitting, or kicking a ball of any shape or size will make more money than teaching children or putting out house fires.
Controlling rookie pay is not an effort to destroy the free market economy, and it is not an effort to steal money from high draft picks or their agents.
With the labor agreement between the NFL and Players' Association expired, things are going to change in the NFL. Next year, in New Orleans, the two sides will meet for the same annual meeting that just completed this winter in Maui.
The location was not arrived at by chance.
Both sides—billionaire owners and millionaire players will be surrounded by a city that is still uprooting itself from a horrible tragedy. Those sides will argue about the division of a economic pie of which one sliver would change the life of jus...

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