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Union will seek resolution of Vincent Jackson’s status

With the three-game suspension of Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson underway and Jackson unable (in the league’s view) to commence his three-game placement on the roster exempt list until his three-game suspension ends, the NFLPA reportedly will proceed with an effort to obtain a ruling that would limit Jackson’s banishment to three games.

As we explained last month, the union believes that, if Jackson is traded during his three-game suspension, the placement of Jackson on the roster exempt list will not attach to his new team.  Since a new team won’t be interested in trading for Jackson without knowing whether he’ll be available for 13 games or only 10, it becomes important to resolve the issue sooner rather than later.

Bob Glauber of Newsday reports that the NFLPA will be requesting a hearing on the matter.  Details are sketchy since the article is trapped behind the Newsday pay wall, but based on our prior discussion with union counsel Richard Berthelsen, we assume that the goal will be to reduce the total duration of Jackson’s absence to three games, if/when he is traded.

Efforts to trade Jackson before the commencement of his suspension were not successful.

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17 Responses to “Union will seek resolution of Vincent Jackson’s status”
  1. Slim Charles says: Sep 8, 2010 7:30 AM

    You know, if AJ Smith were a (black) player, everyone would whining about how he’s a me-first guy that puts his own interests above the team – since this is clearly about his massive ego.

  2. agenice says: Sep 8, 2010 7:31 AM

    “With the three-game suspension of Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson underway and Jackson unable (in the league’s view) to commence his three-game placement on the roster exempt list until his three-game suspension ends, the NFLPA reportedly will proceed with an effort to obtain a ruling that would limit Jackson’s banishment to three games.”

    That is so poorly worded, it’s disgusting.

  3. NYMets says: Sep 8, 2010 7:57 AM

    Let him sit out. He’ll end up back in the hood making a living doing what the rest of his buddies do. Going from car window to car window and running from the police.

  4. Chapnasty. says: Sep 8, 2010 8:13 AM

    @ Slim Charles
    If AJ Smith were a player it would be a completely different situation wouldn’t it?

  5. Hauschild says: Sep 8, 2010 8:20 AM

    UNION = SHAM

  6. pacstud says: Sep 8, 2010 8:28 AM

    AJ, you are my hero. It’s about time a GM in the league outside of NE actually RAN his team.

  7. ShootahCowboy says: Sep 8, 2010 8:29 AM

    Leave it alone…
    I drafted Floyd in my fantasy draft.

  8. SFiDC says: Sep 8, 2010 8:36 AM

    I don’t know why the NFLPA would get involved, as this is their and Vincent Jackson’s own doing!
    Does it suck that he ended up a RFA instead of a UFA and missed out on the chance to make a boat-load of money? Yup, but the NFLPA agreed to the terms of the CBA as it pertained to an uncapped year! He is the one who chose to hold out and not sign his RFA offer.
    Suck it up and deal with it!

  9. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Sep 8, 2010 8:45 AM

    how many dui’s does this guy have?
    it’s about time for some karma to rear it’s ugly head.
    how many chances do the rest of us get?
    it’s not like he’s going to jail like the rest of us,let him sit out and take a minor setback in his career.god knows,he earned it.

  10. dabarber says: Sep 8, 2010 9:22 AM

    AJ Smith’s ego has cost his team wins.
    Truth.

  11. bspurloc says: Sep 8, 2010 9:43 AM

    Free Hat!!

  12. heyguru says: Sep 8, 2010 9:50 AM

    Players who do this are such a joke. Hey Vincent – last time I checked, this was a game of pitch and catch. Your breakout season was partly because Mr. Rivers is such a damn good Quarterback, able to get you the ball. Would you have put up those figures in Oakland? Carolina? Why aren’t you lobbying for you and your QB to get a raise? Because you’re an ignorant, self-centered jaggoff. Sit out for your career, you one-year-wonder.

  13. dflyn003 says: Sep 8, 2010 9:59 AM

    @pacstud, absolutely. AJ is doing his job and VJ needs to go away & stay away.

  14. nflhof says: Sep 8, 2010 10:26 AM

    VJ and his agents don’t want to play by the rules. Big surprise from a 2 x DUIer. VJ is getting what he asked for. He should have signed his tender and played by the rules like everyone else.

  15. thegoldengod says: Sep 8, 2010 10:29 AM

    I think Vincent Jackson is a good receiver, but nothing about his numbers justify his contract demands. His value is low to his team and he doesn’t cost them any games by sitting out…the Chargers play 6 games in the AFC West and then 4 games in the NFC West…at worst…at very worst, that is 8 wins. They don’t need Jackson to win the division or make the playoffs…and Floyd and Naanee have time to develop before games start to matter in the playoffs.

  16. MissionValleyMafia says: Sep 8, 2010 10:48 AM

    The Chargers do not negotiate with terrorists. Let me say that again the Chargers do not negotiate with terrorists.
    Handle your business the right way and you will get paid i.e. Rivers, Gates and Jammer.
    Get two DUI’s, almost get arrested the day of a playoff game, kick a challene flag and then hold out and ask for Brandon Marshall money you will get what you deserve.
    Vincent should have proven his worth to the team and taken his 3mil, now he gets nothing. He is good because of Rivers, let’s get McNeil in.
    V Jack caused his own problems, he is the reason he can’t get a contract. You screw up then you hold out?
    Good bye and good riddance VJ. AJ is actually being reasonable with VJ, but he needs to get McNeil in.
    The Chargers do not negotiate with terrorists

  17. scott d says: Sep 8, 2010 2:06 PM

    I am a long time charger fan who has seen many great receivers come through our team but none with the ability and upside of VJ since the days of Kellen Winslow, Wes Chandler and Charlie Joiner. Furthermore, this smells eerily familiar to the time we lost JJ Jefferson to a similar holdout situation. Vj should be on the team and he should have signed the tender and most likely at the end of the season he would have been paid. AJ Smith said, we are not in the business of doing contract extensions right now! Then, a few days later Gates was extended. I find fault and greed on both sides. Charger fans, prepare to play without VJ this year, that chapter is closed. Let’s hope Malcom and friends can develop like VJ!

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