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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: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 10:31 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

Very well said!!! YEAH IF ONLY how much money is a enough?



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 10:11 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

WTF is wrong with people. When is enough ever enough? I'm a Colts fan and I am sickened by this if this is all there really is to the story. I hope Mannings neck is all healed up. I'd hate his value to drop and Irsay hardball him.



Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 9:41 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

Totally right.

And for the record, kickers may not be "real" football players.  But punters are.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 9:29 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

My new favorite 'liquered up' kicker--i applaud this guy for calling out the one ring wonders in Indy and N.O. and Marcia Plugs Brady. they care about thier own and nothing more--never did. just ask all the veterans from years past.  soon all the players not getting over paid like these boys will call them out as well. 



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2011 9:25 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

What comes out of this is evidence that you don't need to be a superstar to be right. As a Bengals fan (hold your jokes until another Bengal gets arrested, please) I would rather have a mouthy punter who's right than a former superstar QB who threatens to retire. OK, go ahead, another Bengal myst have been arrested by now, hit me.



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 9:07 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

Let me guess, Peyton Manning is going to say something along the lines of the idiot kicker remark again. Problem is, this time the kicker is right.



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 9:04 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

It's refreshing to see someone stand up for himself, even if he's 'just a kicker'

He's every bit a part of this as Brady, Manning or any other hall of famer.  Even more so, because obviously he's not as well paid, and he actually needs the paycheck.

Good for him.   



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 8:51 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

Who cares what Kluwe thinks.  He's a viking.  The entire team is irrelevant.



Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2011 8:49 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

Douchebags about sums it up if you ask me



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: July 20, 2011 8:31 am
 

Vikings punter calls 4 named plaintiffs greedy

He was not under contract last year when he heald you f*cking re.tard .... maybe do a little research before you claim to be a pats fan & post stupid messages 


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