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Vincent Jackson's agents blame Chargers for failed trade

On Sunday, we reported that an unnamed team had a one-year deal worked out with Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, but that the Chargers and the unnamed team couldn’t work out the terms of a trade.

On Sunday night, Jackson’s agents went on the record to state unequivocally their belief that the Chargers killed the deal.

“The reason the deal didn’t happen was because the Chargers were asking for too much,” Jonathan Feinsod told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

But agent Neil Schwartz admitted that they “have no idea” as to the specific compensation requested by the Chargers.  Thus, it’s possible that the other team simply low balled the Chargers, and then the other then complained to the agents that the Chargers made a moon shot.

The agents didn’t name the team, and the article points out that Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith refused to comment.

Presumably, the team had received permission to talk to Jackon’s agents about a trade.  Otherwise, it would have been a blatant case of tampering.

Schwartz and Feinsod (and Jackson) have demanded, via lawyer Howard Weitzman, a retraction of Acee’s recent report that the agents are bankrolling the player during his holdout.  Under those circumstances, their decision to go on the record with Acee is curious, to say the least.

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37 Responses to “Vincent Jackson's agents blame Chargers for failed trade”
  1. The Hogster says: Sep 6, 2010 1:09 PM

    Que the Redskins connection in 5 4 3 2

  2. crabman82 says: Sep 6, 2010 1:11 PM

    so what u cry baby….your a RFA not UFA deal with it u fag

  3. TheToolofTools says: Sep 6, 2010 1:12 PM

    ANYTHING is too much for a locker room cancer and diva.
    Wake up.
    V.J.’s glass slipper doesn’t fit.
    Sux 2 b her.

  4. MrHumble says: Sep 6, 2010 1:13 PM

    It was the Vikings.

  5. pacstud says: Sep 6, 2010 1:15 PM

    Nothing curious about lying sleazeball lawyers doing what they do…eh Florio?

  6. Confluence says: Sep 6, 2010 1:17 PM

    So V-Jax is holding out because he believes he is so valuable, but the Chargers are asking too much? If he wants paid like a top tier player, then expect the Chargers to want top tier value in a trade.
    I wonder if V-Jax has walked away from his mortgage too…

  7. Dan says: Sep 6, 2010 1:18 PM

    Let me guess: That unnamed team wanted to pay a 3rd round pick because they were only getting him for 1 year. Then that team would get a 3rd round sandwhich comp pick.
    Cheap price for a 1 year rental. I cant blame the chargers on this one. Agents: Never trust them.

  8. humbolt says: Sep 6, 2010 1:20 PM

    Vincent Jackson is proof that youth is wasted on the young. He won’t find a better situation than he has in San Diego, and I’m pretty sure he won’t make more money with another team than he could have earned with the Chargers if he had simply signed his tender last spring and reported to camp. He will likely end up in Seattle, St. Louis, Washington or Minnesota. None of those teams have the upside the Chargers offer and none of them have Philip Rivers. He has severely jeopardized a once promising career – first by not controlling his drinking then by letting his agents talk him into holding out. What a pity. He will regret the decision he made to hold out.

  9. JohnnyFootballHero says: Sep 6, 2010 1:21 PM

    All I hope is that Schwartz and Feinsold realize their client isn’t worth as much as he claims, and lands him in Vikings purple sooner rather than later…
    Vincent still has to prove he’s not just the beneficiary of a Pro Bowl QB, and he can do that by catching passes from a HOF QB.

  10. FinFan68 says: Sep 6, 2010 1:28 PM

    Umm…yeah, they own his rights and expect fair compensation. Jackson and his agents blocked this deal by not being able to agree on a contract for longer than 1 year. The Chargers compensation for VJ would apply regardless of the length of his potential deal. Did they really expect a team to give up high/multiple draft picks for a partial season? The spin machine is on high and they are losing this battle. The blame is clearly on VJ and his agents.

  11. natelan says: Sep 6, 2010 1:32 PM

    Yeah, well the Chargers blame his agent for his hold out.

  12. RhinoKing.com says: Sep 6, 2010 1:33 PM

    Simply put, the trade didn’t go down because A.J. Smith is an egomaniac.

  13. JackBurden says: Sep 6, 2010 1:34 PM

    His suspensions have nothing to do with it…nothing it all…yeah right.
    He should have signed his one year tender once he knew he was busted. Playing one year while being productive and a model citizen was the only way to overcome his off the field issues.

  14. manteufs says: Sep 6, 2010 1:39 PM

    Isn’t it backwards for a guy who thinks he’s worth $50+ million to also think he’d get traded for only a 2nd and 3rd round pick? Brandon Marshall money but less than Brandon Marshall trade compensation?

  15. Outliar says: Sep 6, 2010 1:41 PM

    Consider this both a comment and a question for answering in a future mailbag. Why do the tampering rules apply to a restricted free agent in this context?
    Jackson isn’t holding out. The Chargers may own his rights, but he is at least nominally a free agent. What is the rationale for a rule that another team isn’t free to talk to a restricted free agent?

  16. Nutz N Boltz says: Sep 6, 2010 1:44 PM

    Who cares…. bottomline a deal didn’t get done…. aj smith is entitled to ask for whatever he wants… he wants to stick it to vj… aj is still an idiot and vj is too… writing about this is waste of time… I mean haven’t you heard the latest on the Raiders…. THEY STILL SUCK….

  17. sixfootsunday says: Sep 6, 2010 1:44 PM

    This has been one of the most bizarre player vs. team relationships I can remember. Especially since Jackson has been a productive player, off field actions aside, it’s weird. The Chargers need to pay him or trade him.

  18. BoltsFan says: Sep 6, 2010 1:45 PM

    These agents are complete and total tools. Out of one side of their mouths they argue that they want the Chargers to pay Jackson more than he is worth, while simultaneously arguing out of the other side that they want San Diego to trade him to another team for less than he is worth. Where did V.J. find these morons?

  19. Rock48nj says: Sep 6, 2010 1:46 PM

    So lets think on this… this dynamic agent duo has now accused three different teams of lying during negotiations with 5 different players. Is that really the best tact to take with NFL franchises?

  20. natelan says: Sep 6, 2010 1:50 PM

    I can’t tell who the bigger idiot is… Vincent Jackson, or his agent…?
    When you bail on your contract, and then demand 50 million dollars as a 1-hit wonder to keep playing, you’re not allowed to bitch when the team sabotages your possible trade to another team (whom you intend to hold hostage like you have the Chargers, who brought your stupid ass into the league in the first place (you’re welcome, you selfish bitch).
    Maybe you should hold out from your agent, next. You should demand that your agent give you more welfare money to continue holding out on the Chargers… I mean, your stats say it all… 2 DUI’s should earn you top-5 dollars among all alcoholic, unemployed losers. You’re clearly the league’s best whiner. Just make sure you negotiate a designated driver into your holdout contract with your agent, ’cause if you kill me or any of my family while driving drunk in San Diego, I’ll make sure that you won’t be able to play football for the rest of your life.
    But then again, you’re doing a pretty good job of that yourself.
    San Diego looks forward to kicking you out of our city, you deserve to live in crap hole like Cleveland, Kansas City or St. Louis. Let’s trade this loser.

  21. natelan says: Sep 6, 2010 1:53 PM

    Yeah, well the Chargers blame his agent for his hold out.

  22. JohnnyFootballHero says: Sep 6, 2010 1:55 PM

    Rock48nj says:
    September 6, 2010 1:46 PM
    So lets think on this… this dynamic agent duo has now accused three different teams of lying during negotiations with 5 different players. Is that really the best tact to take with NFL franchises?
    Great point there. Trouble is as long as they keep looking out for their clients’ (and hence their own) interests, they’ll continue to represent players looking for a payday.

  23. Hauschild says: Sep 6, 2010 2:03 PM

    I love it when greed gets a huge door slammed in its face.
    You wanna play, you have to be willing to pay. Vincent’s holdout was severely ill-timed.
    There was a time when NFL clubs would overpay for modest production – those times are gone. Letting the inmates (almost literally) run the asylum proves cripplingly unproductive in the long run. Just look at the havoc and possibly unrecoverable damage unions have wreaked on this country over the past 20 years.
    Reconciliation Day is right around the corner for all walks of life – and I cannot wait.

  24. BigBear123 says: Sep 6, 2010 2:05 PM

    With certain agents developing such a bad rap with teams you would think the players would smarten up a little bit.

  25. ochostinko says: Sep 6, 2010 2:09 PM

    natelan, couldn’t have said it better myself.

  26. Shamrock says: Sep 6, 2010 2:10 PM

    The agents won’t name the team, and won’t name the contract price.
    Yet, they are supposed to be believable when they point fingers?
    Ummmmmm …. no.

  27. nflhof says: Sep 6, 2010 2:10 PM

    This is war. Its that simple. VJ and his agents didint like the tender which is endorsed by the players union. The Chargers played by the rules and Camp VJ choose to hold out. So they are holding out. Enjoy your fantasy football team this season VJ I just hope you didnt draft yourself because if you did you may have to drop yourself and pick TJ Whoseyourmama.

  28. BoltsFan says: Sep 6, 2010 2:14 PM

    Natelin, I agree with almost everything you said except for the last paragraph. Kansas City and St. Louis are both exceptionally nice towns to live in.

  29. Cake Or Death says: Sep 6, 2010 2:14 PM

    manteufs says:
    September 6, 2010 1:39 PM
    “Isn’t it backwards for a guy who thinks he’s worth $50+ million to also think he’d get traded for only a 2nd and 3rd round pick? Brandon Marshall money but less than Brandon Marshall trade compensation?”

    And we have a winner. If they want big money, the Chargers have a right to get what they think is fair.

  30. BoltDaddy says: Sep 6, 2010 2:40 PM

    I’d love to know the lie VJ’s agents told him about his market value and marketability. My guess is that he was told he’d be playing for big bucks somewhere by now. If that is the case you know VJ is leaving in F.U.D., fear, uncertainty and doubt. Not a fun place to be when all your buddies are out there doing their jobs. Nice work agents you really earned you keep.

  31. cause you are the same says: Sep 6, 2010 2:55 PM

    # Hauschild says: September 6, 2010 2:03 PM
    I love it when greed gets a huge door slammed in its face.
    You wanna play, you have to be willing to pay. Vincent’s holdout was severely ill-timed.
    There was a time when NFL clubs would overpay for modest production – those times are gone. Letting the inmates (almost literally) run the asylum proves cripplingly unproductive in the long run. Just look at the havoc and possibly unrecoverable damage unions have wreaked on this country over the past 20 years.
    Reconciliation Day is right around the corner for all walks of life – and I cannot wait.
    —————————
    Agree with you on the ill timed greed stuff….but I am not so sure about your position on unions.
    Unless the heads of AIG, Lehman Brothers and so forth….belong to some rich guys union I’ve never heard of…

  32. oakradar13 says: Sep 6, 2010 4:04 PM

    Its very very simple, the San Diego Chargers are a team that fits perfectly with the AFC West along with the Broncos, Chiefs, and Raiders. This division is the worst in the NFL, and every team in it is known for slipping through the cracks. The Raiders and Chiefs have shared the bottom of the AFC West for many consecutive years. After Shanahan left the Broncos, they had trouble making it back up to the playoffs, and trouble making their record break 500. I think it’s the Chargers turn to slip. The Chargers have been the team to beat, and then their defense got worse, they lost Cromartie to the Jets, as well as L.T., and now Vincent Jackson is on his way to screwing their team up even more. Without Jackson, Philip Rivers will not have a good enough receiver to throw to, which will only make Gates a bigger target which defenses will focus on. With rookie Ryan Matthews, the balance of the offense will be tilted towards passing as it has been in past years with Philip Rivers, except with Gates double teamed, who can Rivers trust to throw too. Naanee?

  33. humbolt says: Sep 6, 2010 5:25 PM

    oakradar13….spoken like a true clueless Raiders fan.

  34. YourJustJealous says: Sep 6, 2010 5:43 PM

    Oak radr:
    You have absolutely no clue about what you are talking about.
    I am about to refute several of your idiotic statements………..
    I think the NFC west is the worse division (has been for the last few years)
    Raiders AND Chiefs have not shared the AFC West for many consecutive years. Do your research moron, maybe the Raiders have been cellar dwellers, but the Chiefs have only had a bad couple of seasons lately.
    The Chargers did not LOSE Cromartie and L.T. The team traded one, released the other because both were becoming locker room cancers.The balance of theoffense will not be tilted towards passing. Matthews will get 250-280 carries this year and catch 30-40 passes. Matthews will make the Chargers fans forget L.T. very quickly. And if you knew anything about the team, you would know that Malcom Floyd is perfectly capable of replacing the drunk Vincent Jackson.
    Geez, Jackson only had 2 good(not great) years and you think the team has to replace Jerry Rice or something.
    My advice is to watch football, not repeat what your drunken Raider Fan mother says when she is down to her last swig.

  35. Terry says: Sep 6, 2010 6:09 PM

    The unnamed team was the Ravens!

  36. intrepidbullitt says: Sep 6, 2010 6:55 PM

    Hey crybaby, just stay home. The NFL will be better off.

  37. Raiderfankirk says: Sep 6, 2010 7:35 PM

    Chargers suck. Raider d-line gonna chew em up and spit em out.When their done w/ Rivers he’s gonna look like Norv’s face.F in ugly as them gay ass blues.Maybe they should move to San Fran.

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