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Old 03-22-2011, 02:11 AM   #45

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Default Re: Mendenhall backs Peterson's 'slave' comment

Originally Posted by harts View Post
I knew my comments wouldn't go over well here but I stand behind what I said
It wouldn't be any fun if we all agreed on everything.

Originally Posted by harts View Post
When I graduated college I had 3 job offers on the table -
I was able to choose who I worked for
Sadly NFL players can not
They are drafted and pretty much forced to play for whomever drafts them
If they don't like the work conditions, then maybe they need to find a new line of work. When my company went from a morning operation to a night operation, quite a few of my co-workers decided they didn't want to "give up their lives" by working afternoons, so they found other employment. My uncle has lived in about 6 different states in the past 25 years because his company keeps relocating him. This is equivalent to being traded, only he doesn't make millions every year. This kind of thing happens in businesses all the time, only workers generally don't get the same kind of perks NFL players receive. Players know going in what the "work environment" is like. If they don't like it, they can find other employment. No one is forcing them to play in the NFL, which is why I disagree with the slavery comparison.
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