In the past few days since Ron Borges of the Boston Herald first speculated (likely with more information than he let on) that Patriots guard Logan Mankins would demand something for signing his name to the Tom Brady class action, we’ve heard nothing from Mankins or his agent, Frank Bauer.
We have now.
“I think it’s realy unfair what has happened to Logan Mankins in media characterizations that he is making monetary demands or holding up a settlement,” Frank Bauer told Chris Mortensen of ESPN. “Logan Mankins is a young man who was encouraged and solicited into a lawsuit to help the union spearhead a new agreement. Logan’s main concern for entering into as a plaintiff was to see if he can become free and help other players have less restrictions. For people to say he has made monetary demands, he hasn’t made any such demand. We don’t know terms. We haven’t talked to [NFLPA* attorney] Jeff Kessler. There has been no communication, but it’s irresponsible to report Logan has made monetary demands.
“Are we disappointed there has been no communication? Hugely. He trusted the union and Kessler to fight for Logan Mankins and the other players.”
It has been widely reported that Kessler has been demanding free agency or free money for Mankins and Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson. Apparently, Kessler made his demands without making sure that Mankins wanted free agency or free money.
Now, Mankins apparently wants a free run at Kessler.
Mankins may have to get in line.