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Butler contract in jeopardy?

There are rumors making the rounds today that the contract signed last week by Patriots cornerback Darius Butler has been disapproved by the NFL’s Management Council.

Though we have been unable to confirm the precise status of the contract, we’ve confirmed that there definitely is concern in some circles regarding whether the deal will be validated.

One source say that no decision has been made.  We’ve also heard that other teams that have reviewed the deal believe it ultimately will be approved.

If the four-year contract is not approved, Butler and the Patriots will have to try again.

The issue could impact the ability of the Pats to sign one or more of their three other second-round picks.  One of them, defensive tackle Ron Brace, was selected one spot before Butler.

UPDATED:  The Pats have since announced the deal.  We’re trying to confirm whether this means that the contract was officially approved by the Management Council.  (We assume that it does.)

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5 Responses to “Butler contract in jeopardy?”
  1. Bruce A says: Jul 13, 2009 3:56 PM

    Patriots.com says that the signing is official:
    http://tr.im/say8

  2. PP says: Jul 13, 2009 4:09 PM

    BUTLER’S CONTRACT IN QUESTION??? THIS IS A EXAMPLE OF AN AGENT BEING LAZY AND NOT DOING THE PROPER CHECKS AND BALANCE DURING A ROOKIE DEAL/NEGOTIATION! NOTHING BUT THE ARROGANCE OF ROSENHAUS : (

  3. JoeSixPack says: Jul 13, 2009 6:12 PM

    I think all responses to this topic should be have to be in Jeopardy format:
    What is, “PFT screwed up again.”

  4. MrYuk says: Jul 13, 2009 7:26 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JLbAePwoHQ
    It would be a bit more interesting if you reported why there might be a problem.

  5. gameday says: Jul 13, 2009 7:52 PM

    Maybe its the same ol shadiness of the Pats organization. Once shady, twice shady,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,always Shady Bill Belicheat

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