As the Eagles and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha try to find a mutually acceptable base salary lower than $15 million, a report has surfaced characterizing Asomugha as aloof.
According to Hollis Thomas of WIP in Philly, Asomugha would eat lunch in his car during the 2012 season, in order to get some “me time” away from teammates.
It’s curious that the report is surfacing at a time when Asomugha’s future with the team hangs in the financial balance. It could be that some players would prefer that Asomugha, whose two seasons with the team have been disappointing, not return. It could be that the Eagles are hoping to poison the well in advance of the decision to fire Asomugha.
Either way, it’s odd that someone is ripping Asomugha at a time when Asomugha’s contract could be ripped up.