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Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:12 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2011 8:12 am
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

This morning we noted that, as two of the 10 plaintiffs in the Brady v. the NFL case, Vincent Jackson and Logan Mankins could each ask for $10 million in compensation. At the time, the thinking was that the other plaintiffs wouldn't seek similarly high payouts because they either weren't in position to (free agents, already under contract, retired, etc.) or, as elite quarterbacks, already had all the leverage they needed.

Turns out, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees are also looking for settlements of their own. CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman writes that "Multiple sources say that Manning, one of the named plaintiffs, wants immediate free agency in order to settle the lawsuit. Those sources also say Brees wants to be a free agent next year. The sources say lawyers for the NFLPA have asked NFL owners for those two things in addition to the reported demands from Mankins and Jackson."

So, yeah, tying a nice little bow on a new collective bargaining agreement doesn't seem as close as it did just a few hours ago. That said, Freeman is confident a deal will get done this week.

So while all hope isn't lost, Viking punter Chris Kluwe is wholly unimpressed with the news that four of the 10 named plaintiffs (who, by the way, are supposed to be representing the other 1,896 NFL players) appear to be cutting their own deals. So, naturally, Kluwe took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.



That doesn't leave much room for interpretation. The problem, of course, is that, as Freeman pointed out this morning, a new CBA can't be agreed upon unless all the plaintiffs settle the case.

That's much easier when some of them aren't looking out just for themselves.

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Comments

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

What a bunch of greedy pukes the ten plaintiffs are. (and the rest of the players who stand behind the lawsuit) I'm ready for some football without 'em. A mix of league minimum guys, back-ups, those yet signed, those yet to tryout, and those who "honor" their contracts. Let the ten and their ilk sit out on their own and quit dragging everyone else down. The Union was dissolved, let EVERY player vote, screw the 32 reps. If the suit stands in the way of the season and the paychecks of the players who wanna play, everyone will know who the culprits are. Then it will be time to pickat their chateaus.



Since: Jun 8, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

@triamax You say stop being such a Brees and Saints homer yet, you're doing the same thing by sticking up for Kluwe. Where I'm from we call people like that hypocrites. It's NOT true and yet people like yourself CHOOSE to believe otherwise because it's in your best interest to do so. I'm not holding my breathe for anyone to apologize however that is exactly what should happen. Face it your idiot kicker put his foot in his mouth and should have to own up to it.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: July 20, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

its the truth though so i mean he has a point



Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

Hey punter- Kick the ball.  Shut your mouth.  Pretty simple.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

this is a bs story thats been dismissed by a lot of people includiing brees himself now I get why people don't like this sites accuracy in reporting stories.



Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

Kluwe was just on The Jim Rome Show and he absolutely killed it!

As a Green Bay fan, I am inclined to hate anything wearing purple, but Kluwe is awesome.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

Stop tweeting and it's not an issue.Foot in mouth



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

And Guitar Hero!!



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

The media and Kluwe owe Brees and Manning and co. an apology for this fabrication of a story. Brees himself said on SC last night that this was a false story and that the media should know him better than that. I know any excuse to throw someone like him under the bus huh. Shame on the media, that bone headed punter Kluwe, and some of you so called fans for believing the hyperbole and casting stones!
Stop being such a Brees and Saints homer. Kluwe was commenting on the subject based on Media reports. If it is true then he doesn't need to apologize to anyone...and when have you EVER seen anyone in the media apologize for anything. BTW...do you think its possible Bree's may have been doing damage control?



Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

WARCRAFT RULES!!!! 


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