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Old 06-27-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong'

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it's "ridiculous" to reward untested rookies with lucrative contracts and wants the issue addressed in contract talks.

"There's something wrong about the system," Goodell said Friday. "The money should go to people who perform."

Goodell referred to Michigan tackle Jake Long's five-year, $57.75 million contract -- with $30 million guaranteed. Long was the first overall draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in April.

now the question is going to be what is going to be done about it??
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
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CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it's "ridiculous" to reward untested rookies with lucrative contracts and wants the issue addressed in contract talks.

"There's something wrong about the system," Goodell said Friday. "The money should go to people who perform."

Goodell referred to Michigan tackle Jake Long's five-year, $57.75 million contract -- with $30 million guaranteed. Long was the first overall draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in April.

now the question is going to be what is going to be done about it??
Well we will soon have a new CBA and I hope that it includes something to keep rookie salaries down. That's the only true way to do it, put it in the Collective Barganing Agreement, otherwise it's collusion.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong'

that is true. the new CBA really needs to have something in it regulating rookie salaries.

no offense to jake long. loved watching him play for michigan(go blue!), but when he is getting 30 million in guaranteed money and a superbowl winning qb is only getting what ???? a few more than that.. something is very wrong... they shouldnt be paid on what they did in college but what they do on the nfl level.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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Default Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong'

ewwwwwwwwwwww!!! i hate snakes....especially those that are slimey... oh i am must be talking about our beloved commissioner
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Default Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong'

Poor rattlesnake, being compared to a slimy reptile like Goodell.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:14 AM   #7
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Default Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong'

Maybe the first thing Goodell has said that I can sit back and say "I like the sound of that"

Again, put your money where your mouth is, Mr. Commish
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Alot of rookies make way to much and I agree that something should be done about it.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:56 AM   #9
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Default Re: Goodell on rookie pay: 'There's something wrong'

I can't say I disagree but it's funny how any player who has been in the league for a year or two is all for this now that they "got theres" as a rookie.

Money truly is the root of all evil. So much money yet no one seems satisfied with what they have.
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New England must be complaining about it or Goodell would not care.
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