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10-31-2008, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Lone Rogue View Post
That's actually very admirable. I just hope he is supporting his family for the right reasons. I really didn't like hearing how his dad signed the contract.

Hopefully this helps some people reflect on their previous comments and realize not to jump the gun based on little information. We all knew it seemed a little sketchy for a guy who worked so hard to fit into the team to just cut and run for a bigger cheque, "just because".
We tend to get righteous about guys following the cash, but if a guy blows out a knee and loses that step, as well meaning as we like to think our favourite team is, he's out of luck. Like I said about the NCAA, when you make your living with your physical gifts, you have to cash in. This isn't a player giving a discount and taking 4M instad of 6. I don't know if his Dad's a mini David Frost or the male Mother Theresa but you can't blame a 21 year old for taking short term cash when it's there.

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