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10-09-2010, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mypunkrock View Post
I disagree about this being a big deal. This is going to be blown way out of proportion. Every sports team says they want players to be open and honest.

But, bottom line, players are commodities (mostly in the NFL, because contracts are not guaranteed, but the broader point still stands).

Leighton wanted to get paid, and acted unethically, because otherwise, he'd be living in a van down by the river.
I bolded the points I just wanted to throw my 2 cents into. I'm going to agree with Chris in this situation. Part of any contractual obligation is the assumption that the contract is negotiated in good faith. If Leighton knowingly withheld information in order to secure a benefit, there could be a consideration for voiding the contract, which will no doubt cause a grievance hearing, possible arbitration, etc. This has potential to be real messy. Luckily for us fans, most of us don't view Michael Leighton as a stud that we can't live without.

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