Originally Posted by The Band
I think you have it backwards. WE live in the real world, not Revis or any pro athlete getting paid like that. Since when does a player feel he has the right to be "set for life" playing a game/working? This isn`t a career. It`s an opportunity to play a game for good money. To be set for life from it? LOL Please. You cannot renegotiate a contract in the real world after agreeing to one and signing it. You would need to go on strike, which if I was the Jets, I would`ve let Revis rot away. You honor your commitment/contract, then when it expires you work out another deal. Otherwise quit and go find another job.
This is a problem with NFL players. They get to go to college for free(scholarships), then they want to be set for life from playing a few years in the NFL? How about learning something on that free scholarship and making that your career when you finish playing games.
I dont know what part of "its a business" that you do not get? He is doing a job that so happens to be a game as well. He gets paid to do his job. A job that not many people on this earth can do. Nonetheless, it is a job that is on a bigger scale of you or I. Don't think for a second that top executives don't renegotiate their contracts. It happens all the time. I laugh at your notion to honor your contract. How many times have we seen players released or cut? It works both ways. He is going to get paid for what he is worth.