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Drew Brees has earned every penny

Posted on: May 10, 2011 11:08 am
Edited on: May 10, 2011 11:26 am
 
Some of you may not know the name Jeff Nixon. He's a former NFL player who has positioned himself as a critic of the NFLPA. I actually like and respect Nixon. Some of the points he makes are valid. The most recent one he made? Not so much. Here's why.

By stating Brees has been paid some $500,000 in salaries over this year and last Nixon is attempting to make Brees look like some sort of union sugar daddy. In actuality, that money isn't paid to Brees because he's an executive committee member. The NFLPA pays Brees for appearances and ad deals with partners. Brees is a Super Bowl winning quarterback and one of the highest profile players in all of sports. He's going to get that kind of cash.

Basically, if EA Sports wants to have Brees be a spokesman for their product, they do have to pay, well, pay him. The NFLPA acts as a conduit for that transaction.

But even if that was his salary (which it isn't) so what? He's earned it. In fact, I'd argue that Brees is vastly underpaid. The former union -- when it's a union -- is one of the most powerful in the nation. It's skillfully run and overall serves its membership well. Brees is one of its top leaders.

I don't want make Brees out to be Martin Luther King in Selma but in many ways he's as much a face of the NFLPA as anyone and he'll pay a certain price for that as this lockout continues and fans begin to increasingly vent their anger. While Tom Brady and others lended their names to the lawsuit, it is Brees who has put his reputation into it. Brady doesn't stand before the media and talk about the lockout. Neither does Peyton Manning. Brees does. He's taking a risk with what is a pristine public image.

So, yes, Brees has earned every penny.

And good for him.




Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout
 
Comments

Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Drew Brees has earned every penny

Money is a worthless currency, i say we pay a man like Drew Brees in gold plates. He should be ushered onto the field in a golden chariot, fanned on the sidelines by angels, and fed grapes by the Bensons. Sean Payton should only be on the sidelines to hold Brees' spunk rag.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Drew Brees has earned every penny

Well it seems like Bree's deserves what ever he gets so why do we care what some guy no one has heard of has to say about anything? Jeff Nixon seems like he's bitter.




Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:58 am
 

Drew Brees has earned every penny

and for the ones talking about ky and getting raped by a priest shut your mouth nobody wants to here you wine and complain sounds more like a personal problem rather to a problem about football. If you want to gripe or complain like that get on facebook and twitter. Its called growing up. Brees is a hell of a qb and even though you don't like the saints that man still desirves respect he has done a lot. I am not a saints fan or nothing but brees will always be a great qb to me.



Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:53 am
 

Drew Brees has earned every penny

brees made brees!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, he did have a bit of help but he is the one that has the talent and the ability to do what he does. I believe he has earned everthing that he has followed by one of the best qb i have ever seen play the game. I would love it if he went to the fins but that will never happen however with all of the remarks going against him i believe this is stupid. He is a man that is standing up for what he believes and i admire that. He is the one putting in the time and work and he should be getting paid for it. I hate how no matter what a celb says people go against him or critize. People need to get a life and worry about themselves.



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:08 am
 

Drew Brees has earned every penny

What hogwash. If owners don't keep upping the salaries players/agents scream collusion.



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:34 am
 

Drew Brees has earned every penny

    I'd sure have Drew Brees on my team - if I had one. A very effective leader both on the field and off. His good guy image is authentic, I think. And he sure did earn all he's gotten over the last years.



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Drew Brees has earned every penny

got any KY  boy? your cheeks sure are pretty.



Too much boy for you. But then again you have been to Thailand so you might be able to handle me.


mnix47mn
Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 9:05 pm
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Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Drew Brees has earned every penny

I think he was raped by a Priest or something, or maybe he picked up what he thought was a cross dresser but turned out to be a real woman on Bourbon St.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Drew Brees has earned every penny

<blockquote class="QuoteMessage">S
o you went to Thailand for lil boys that dress as lil girls?</blockquote>

<br />once again another moron from whodatville chiimes in. truly brilliant. thanks for dropping by son. next time--- don't.<br />

Aren't you one angry puppy - did Drew Brees steal your lunch money or something?  Take a nap (or a star cap) mnix47mn.  Sheesh what a curmudgeon.


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