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10-27-2012, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
So taking signing bonuses to avoid having to pay your fair share of escrow (and thus making the rest of the players in the league pay your share for you) is somehow ethical?
In the sense that Suter's screwing his buddies out of money, no, I wouldn't call it ethical.

However, it is not an example of "bad faith" negotiation with LEIPOLD, which is what it was used as an example of.

Promising there will be no salary rollback, then personally attempting to get one two weeks later, which is what Leipold did, IS an example of "bad faith" negotiation with Suter.

But if I were a player who came out of college with a bachelors' in economics and an X million contract with no bonuses and an x million cap hit and saw Suter's (and Myers etc etc) contracts, no, I wouldn't be happy about it.

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