The good news? None of the 10 named plaintiffs in the Brady antitrust action want to become free agents in exchange for signing off on the settlement of the case.
The bad news? According to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com, Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson and Patriots guard Logan Mankins still want $10 million each.
The report comes despite Jackson’s Twitter claim after the issue of free agency or free money arose on Tuesday that he wants nothing other than to play ball.
It sounds like more players than Vikings punter Chris Kluwe need to call these guys dirty, but hilarious, names.
What they’re doing is wrong, notwithstanding the rant from Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, which reads like it was ghostwritten by Jackson’s agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, who orchestrated the Darrelle Revis and Roddy White holdouts. The men who attached their names to the lawsuit deserve nothing other than the satisfaction that comes from doing the right thing.
And if Jackson and Mankins don’t like the fact that they were screwed by the owner-friendly 2010 rules of a CBA that was otherwise overwhelmingly friendly to the players, then perhaps the NFLPA* should release a chunk of its supposed $300 million lockout insurance fund in order to make them happy.