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NFLPA* fears lawsuit from Vincent Jackson

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Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson is represented by a couple of the hardest charging agents in the business.  Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod have engineered, for example, the recent holdouts of Darrelle Revis and Roddy White.  Also, they threatened litigation on Jackson’s behalf last year against the San Diego Union-Tribune based on the suggestion by Kevin Acee that Jackson was broke.

There’s talk in league circles that the NFLPA* fears they’ll be the next target of the Schwartz and Feinsod hardball tactics.  Specifically, we’re told the NFLPA* is concerned it will be sued if Jackson’s role in the Brady antitrust lawsuit is settled without Jackson receiving $10 million.

That’s why the NFLPA* keeps pushing the issue — and that’s why it continues to be a roadblock in a process that now has plenty of them.

Only one man can put this issue to rest.  And that’s Vincent Jackson.  If he truly wants nothing (as he supposedly said on an unverified Twitter page earlier this week), he needs to call a press conference and say so.  Otherwise, we’ll assume he wants $10 million.

Hopefully, I won’t be sued for expressing that opinion.

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75 Responses to “NFLPA* fears lawsuit from Vincent Jackson”
  1. trbowman says: Jul 21, 2011 9:17 PM

    Go VJ! I hope the NFLPA gets creamed!

  2. pdxbolt says: Jul 21, 2011 9:18 PM

    Damnit VJax….stop being a jacka$$.

  3. zerored78 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:18 PM

    Doesn’t affect football so I don’t care that much. If VJax was promised something he didn’t get from the NFLPA, sue away. If not, he’ll lose.

  4. skoobyfl says: Jul 21, 2011 9:18 PM

    We all want $10 Million, it’s just not fair to hold up $9 Billion for everyone else.

  5. bmwaldrop says: Jul 21, 2011 9:18 PM

    Screw Jackson. He should of played the full season last year instead of sitting out half the season. Hell, I haven’t gotten a raise in two years. Yet gas, food, and everything else I have to pay for keeps going up. Why the hell should he get paid $10 million?

  6. erfoster says: Jul 21, 2011 9:19 PM

    10 million or have all his DUI’S taken off his record.

  7. darrkkomens says: Jul 21, 2011 9:20 PM

    I hope they make Jackson a free agent and no one signs him.. selfish greedy prick..

  8. xxxfixxxerxxx says: Jul 21, 2011 9:20 PM

    Oh, the irony!

  9. echoplex89 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:20 PM

    10mil out of 10bil of revenue

    1/10,000.

    wow. This guy has a HUGE target on him.

  10. gtmann says: Jul 21, 2011 9:20 PM

    If he does this………he will NEVER play in the NFL again

  11. footballfanatic3431 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:21 PM

    If I was the owners, I would tell him, you know what, you can be an unrestricted free agent, and then have no owner sign him.

    Suck on that, you selfish prick.

  12. everydayimfumbilin says: Jul 21, 2011 9:21 PM

    this is just unbelievable

  13. footballfanatical says: Jul 21, 2011 9:21 PM

    Time to Jeff George Vincent Jackson. Get him out of the NFL – and his agents. These people are making tens of millions of dollars playing a game. They are 100% as greedy as the owners, if not more. Sign the deal and MOVE ON people.

  14. capslockkey says: Jul 21, 2011 9:22 PM

    Hey VJack. You’re a drunk driving douch nozzle. Now sue me.

  15. 7370355q says: Jul 21, 2011 9:22 PM

    scum

  16. goawayeverybody says: Jul 21, 2011 9:23 PM

    Vincent Jackson is a drunk.

  17. jm11890 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:23 PM

    banned from my fantasy league

  18. botkins24 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:23 PM

    Have the NFLPA pay his punk ass $10 million

  19. brownsfn says: Jul 21, 2011 9:23 PM

    What a GREEDY bastard…

  20. eaglessuperfan says: Jul 21, 2011 9:23 PM

    So the cheater that roided up is on the lawsuit and is possibly a big issue. Great choice D smith man. What a total moron. (And I mean both)

  21. bigsuede says: Jul 21, 2011 9:23 PM

    Good for Vincent Jackson- The guy has been on the receiving end on a VERY one sided pro-owner CBA provision.

    The guy deserves to get paid- Jackson should just hold out- tell everyone they can kiss your heiny!

  22. tjacks7 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:24 PM

    This guy is an absolute pr!ck. And a liar. Hope he gets his 3rd DUI tonight and serves time like a regular citizen.

  23. vbe2 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:24 PM

    Jackson is a WPOS and someone needs to make that clear to him with some uncooked eggs.

  24. hedden93 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:25 PM

    All hell is breaking lose!!!

  25. thenewyorkjets says: Jul 21, 2011 9:26 PM

    Laaaaaaaaaaaaaame!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. nineroutsider says: Jul 21, 2011 9:26 PM

    I’m officially a playa hatah now

  27. lamepftposter says: Jul 21, 2011 9:26 PM

    vincent jackson… the immature, drunk-driving fool… this man can hold up a 9 billion dollar enterprise. you are all cowards, and shells of men. you are shamed.

  28. tedskins333 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:26 PM

    don’t be that guy….

  29. djstat says: Jul 21, 2011 9:26 PM

    This is ridiculous. Fear of a lawsuit? Maybe the NFLPA* should fear a lawsuit from every season ticket holder who will sue them if games are missed.

  30. firerogergoodell says: Jul 21, 2011 9:26 PM

    All of this over a bum receiver? Another overrated receiver due to an All-Pro QB. Look at the receivers in Indianapolis. When Jackson leaves, his numbers will plummet.

  31. ohiogti2011 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:27 PM

    This guy is ridicules if that’s indeed what’s happening. The problem is that these articles go back and fourth while constantly being changed and its hard to know what the truth is. I understand every player needs to take care of themselves, but I also know that he joined a union and the union is making decisions as a group, not one man

  32. thenewyorkjets says: Jul 21, 2011 9:27 PM

    Exortion????

  33. tedskins333 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:28 PM

    don’t hold football up a-hole

  34. jersey73 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:28 PM

    Anyone say “Most Hated Man In America”??? He ought to start dating Casey Anthony while he’s at it.

  35. ohiogti2011 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:30 PM

    His nickname should be Vincent Va-jay-jay

  36. snakeman40 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:30 PM

    Hopefully I won’t get sued either for my opinion. And that is, if this is true, Jackson, you are a g*dd*mn m*th*rf*ck*ng piece of sh*t! Not only would I gladly lose the season if it’s the only way to make sure you don’t get one f*cking cent, but I hope you blow out a knee and can’t play football ever again. Then you can go about your business of getting arrested and going to prison. Now if what I am reading is NOT true (you aren’t demanding money for having your friggin’ name on the lawsuit), then nevermind…..

  37. austin2720 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:30 PM

    vjax is a pussbag that needs to stop crying and play some football. What a Ritch*itc*!

  38. joemac1114 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:30 PM

    With this guys track record I don’t think you will have too much difficulty of not wanting to sign a guy with his lack of character.

  39. mook68 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:30 PM

    I forget…when did Vincent Freaking Jackson become the best player of all time?

    It takes a special group of men to ruin a 9 billion dollar industry……A big F U goes out to all responsible for this.

  40. thephantomstranger says: Jul 21, 2011 9:30 PM

    Vincent Jackson sucks. Who’s with me?

  41. deadeye says: Jul 21, 2011 9:33 PM

    What irony, the union that took the lawsuit route is now afraid of a lawsuit over their lawsuit. And all of that could derail the agreement.

    It was a stupid strategy from the beginning to choose litigation over negotiation.

  42. seahawkhuskyfan says: Jul 21, 2011 9:33 PM

    De Smith is so smart. I cannot believe he didn’t have Kenny Britt on this thing as well. Maybe Adam Jones…. Like having a bum consign for your house payment…. idiots

  43. romeisfallingagain says: Jul 21, 2011 9:36 PM

    Lawyers are truly destroying this country. It’s no longer just a joke, it’s really happening right before our eyes.

    I’m not talking about your hard working, local firms that protect innocent people and make sure the law is enforced in a fair and just manner. I’m talking about these money grubbing, arrogant, ruthless liars at the very top. From Wall Street to the NFLPA to these insane agents who think they are bigger than the game and the players they represent, they are truly the scum of the Earth.

  44. tommyf15 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:36 PM

    footballfanatic3431 says:
    If I was the owners, I would tell him, you know what, you can be an unrestricted free agent, and then have no owner sign him.

    Suck on that, you selfish prick.

    How many millions of dollars would Jackson receive over the owners colluding against him and blackballing him? With treble damages since it would be an anti-trust violation I’d say about $200 M.

    He’d certainly suck on that.

  45. tommyf15 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:37 PM

    djstat says:
    This is ridiculous. Fear of a lawsuit? Maybe the NFLPA* should fear a lawsuit from every season ticket holder who will sue them if games are missed.

    Oh, I agree. We see the players being sued left and right whenever the owners lock them out. Happens every time.

  46. footballking27 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:38 PM

    V-jax don’t be that guy. Don’t hold up the NFL season for 1900 players abs millions of fans that pay your salary and are the reason you have a job.

  47. vetdana says: Jul 21, 2011 9:40 PM

    ” Poor man…..he just couldn’t take the stress… it was more than he could bare “………[Tombstone]

  48. bobbyd12 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:40 PM

    Boy, this is ugly. Why didn’t PFT or any one else see this coming? I’m reading the Tweets from players I’m following and they are claiming owners slipped things in, voted on their own proposal, tried to force them into a bad deal, bargained in bad faith, they don’t have all the documents, the league is lying etc. Now this entire deal is predicated on the players agreeing to this deal and recertifying by July 26th, or all bets are off. Now I certaintly don’t know who is telling the truth but it seems the owners certainly made a push to get this voted on in their owners meeting no matter what to get in their Pre Season Garbage revenue. This could go either way now, but if it goes bad I think the Season is in serious trouble.

  49. enders9 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:47 PM

    tommyf15 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:36 PM

    footballfanatic3431 says:
    If I was the owners, I would tell him, you know what, you can be an unrestricted free agent, and then have no owner sign him.

    Suck on that, you selfish prick.

    How many millions of dollars would Jackson receive over the owners colluding against him and blackballing him? With treble damages since it would be an anti-trust violation I’d say about $200 M.

    He’d certainly suck on that.

    ———————————————

    He could certainly get some money for them colluding, assuming that he could prove it. But I highly doubt he’d get $200M

  50. enders9 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:52 PM

    What grounds would Vincent Jackson have to sue the NFLPA on? Because he didn’t get his way so he is going to throw a temper tantrum like a 5 year old? What makes him more entitled than the other 1899 players that he should get a free $10M?

  51. rcali says: Jul 21, 2011 9:56 PM

    10 Mill can get you out of alot of DUI’s

  52. kangphin13 says: Jul 21, 2011 9:59 PM

    Please end the lockout, my team sucks at qb and rb right now.

    Oh and 10 million out of 10 billion is actually 1/1,000

  53. dafool99 says: Jul 21, 2011 10:02 PM

    if they did give him the money, and proceed to black ball him out the league(when everyone knows he is healthy and has the talent to play) this would be an even larger collusion case for him to pursue.

    If the NFLPA asked him to put his name to this anti-trust so it would help their efforts, and he said ok, but you have to make sure i get the 10 million i could have made in free agency or grant my free agency. that sounds like a deal that they didn’t live up to. but were not privy to that information, so we don’t how the are screwing over each other while trying to screw over the owners who are trying to screw over the players while trying to screw over the other owners.

    that sounds bout right

  54. savannahrose44 says: Jul 21, 2011 10:05 PM

    What a prick. I hope you enjoy the boos of the crowd when all is said and done. This kind of selfish greed wont make you any more popular with the fans.

  55. citiciti says: Jul 21, 2011 10:05 PM

    Just remember when the price of everything”NFL” goes up and I mean everything everyone who is crying to” bring back my football at any cost”don’t start bitching and crying about paying thru your butt to see “YOUR TEAM”

  56. nflhof says: Jul 21, 2011 10:06 PM

    AJ Smith ain’t looking too bad right now is he?

  57. hobartbaker says: Jul 21, 2011 10:12 PM

    Guy hasn’t caught a pass in years, but don’t look at him the wrong way or you’ll regret it.

  58. msclemons67 says: Jul 21, 2011 10:19 PM

    So wait a second, the NFLPA* is worried about a lawsuit but they want the NFL to open it’s doors while being wide open to anti-trust suits?

    Hypocrites.

  59. lostsok says: Jul 21, 2011 10:43 PM

    They should just THROW him 10 million. Odds are 50/50 he’d drop it anyway…

  60. drevilstolemymojito says: Jul 21, 2011 10:44 PM

    If there were things “slipped in” by the NFL on their proposed settlement, it would be nothing more than the “closing table” tactics the playas have been engaging in for the past several weeks. Cut VJ loose and let him take his chances. Despite what playa douches like tommyf15 spew, there is no collusion when no team other that the raiders, bengals or redskins will take a multimillion dollar chance on a questionable, risky playa.

  61. edavidberg says: Jul 21, 2011 10:50 PM

    Anyone who says Vincent Jackson and his request for the $10 million he was screwed out of last season can possibly hold up this deal is a complete idiot. $10 million will not hold up a $10 billion industry. It is simple math.

    By my account 90% of the people posting comments are complete idiots that can’t see past wanting the football season to start. If you aren’t going to grow up and get some perspective, at least show some common sense.

    VINCENT JACKSON IS NOT HOLDING UP THE FOOTBALL SEASON.

  62. jbcommonsense says: Jul 21, 2011 11:05 PM

    The answer is clear: Trade VJax to the Redskins for McNabb.

  63. Nikhil Balakumar says: Jul 21, 2011 11:10 PM

    he’s gonna get paid 13 million of he’s franchised which is more than what he would get, grow a sack and let the deal get done

  64. mikei2 says: Jul 21, 2011 11:20 PM

    I can’t condemn Vincent Jackson until I hear from him. His agents, however, have screwed up his career. On their website, they brag about $900 million in contracts negotiated. No wonder they can destroy Jackson’s career…they make their money back on their other clients. Owners know they’ll hold out a guy like Jackson or Mankins, no matter how bad it gets for the athlete.

  65. peanutbutter&jelly says: Jul 21, 2011 11:33 PM

    NO LOSTSOK-there is 100 percent chance he will drop it- on a bunch of b.s. and a couple of years after he’s done with football ( or after footballs done with him) he’ll be broke and no doubt in jail most likely for killing someone because he was driving drunk- again and he wont have the money to buy his way out- again

  66. easyeddie says: Jul 21, 2011 11:33 PM

    edavidberg says:
    Jul 21, 2011 10:50 PM
    Anyone who says Vincent Jackson and his request for the $10 million he was screwed out of last season can possibly hold up this deal is a complete idiot. $10 million will not hold up a $10 billion industry. It is simple math.
    —————————————

    Sorry, but the NFLPA is not a $10 billion industry.

  67. keeponhating says: Jul 21, 2011 11:43 PM

    Can somebody tell me why the super choker fans are saying Jackson was screwed last season? Holding out wasn’t the Chargers idea

  68. steelcity09 says: Jul 22, 2011 12:16 AM

    Vincent Jackson…….Really?

    You have multiple DUI’s.

    In any other job you would be OUT OF A JOB!

    Now not only do you still have a job, you are suing to get $10 million??????????????????

    Priceless.

  69. mathsimillion says: Jul 22, 2011 1:02 AM

    Turn about is fair play. What? The sue happy NFLPA doesn’t want a taste of their own medicine?

  70. cjsports says: Jul 22, 2011 1:03 AM

    Revis is an over rated and over paid douche bag!

  71. bjb2865 says: Jul 22, 2011 1:10 AM

    Damn…Just give the guy 10 million and tell him to hit the road…No team has to deal with him anymore. No Owners sign him and no team deal with him. Mike said it best. CANT DO IT.

  72. theklitchdotcom says: Jul 22, 2011 1:17 AM

    This guys a chump!

    I voted against the chargers to lose majority of their games on mypropick.com

  73. managod777 says: Jul 22, 2011 12:05 PM

    Reading these texts makes me realize that American football fans are total hypocrites. At least 95% of us who work do it for MONEY! Pro athletes should get as much as possible because their bosses make money based on how they perform, just like the rest of us. Most NFL players make the minimum. So if you can get more, get it. It’s called “the American way”! If you ever felt you deserved a raise, shut the hell up! Same thing for them. Good for them. The plyers should hold out for as much as they can get for themselves and their families.

  74. fmwarner says: Jul 22, 2011 1:42 PM

    No sympathy for Vincent Jackson. His agents work for HIM, not the other way around. If his agents publicly push for things he doesn’t want, then he should fire them and make a public statement stating his own opinion.

    Hiding behind the agent and playing dumb unless and until you happen to actually win the $10 million is pretty cowardly.

  75. joosef619 says: Jul 22, 2011 5:19 PM

    Maybe the NFL should just refuse to do business with any player employing these agents..

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