Maurkice Pouncey objects to CBA, in strong language

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I think we can go out on a limb here, and say that Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is opposed to the proposed CBA.

In fact, he opposes it in a way that challenges our ability to print most of it.

Pouncey just posted a shirtless driving video to social media, in which he ranted against the deal which was moved to a vote of the full union membership after being approved by the board of player representatives. And if J.J. Watt was a hard no, Pouncey was an even harder no, and he apparently speaks for his brother Mike as well.

(Click on the link if you like, but just know that if you’re at work, or school, or church, or really anywhere that’s not a naval vessel, it’s probably a bad idea.)

“Man, this s—‘s so f—ing crazy man. I vote no,” Pouncey said. “F— that s—. Our NFLPA, the dudes at the top, the leaders, man that s— is all f—ing bulls—. F— that, they ain’t looking out for the best of the players. If y’all want my vote, the Pouncey twins vote no.

“If any player on any one of our teams, if y’all are hurting for rent money or anything while we’re going through this lockout, call us. We’ve got way more money than what they had back in the day. We ain’t got to worry about that. All the vets on each team, stand the f— up. Stand up and show these guys that we care about them. Man I care about all you young players. I love you guys to death. I ain’t going to let y’all down. Trust and believe.

“They’re trying to sign a bulls— a– deal, just so these motherf—ers can sit there and the president can smile and say they got something done. You didn’t get s— done.”

So, that’s a no, I guess.

It’s unclear which specific portions of the complex labor negotiation Pouncey is opposed to, but he’s clearly concerned about the health and safety of players.

He was wearing his seat belt.

17 responses to “Maurkice Pouncey objects to CBA, in strong language

  1. If he’s so comfortable, financially, and so opposed to continuing to play in the NFL under “the new” conditions maybe he should retire? The players aren’t getting screwed, just being given even more $ to play one more somewhat meaningful game/year. Maybe he could channel that mental energy into slightly better play and help his team make it to the playoffs, regularly?

  2. I 100% agree with Pat McAfee on the CBA. That the players are losing the public relations battle.

    What don’t they like about the CBA? Why is it BS? As a fan, I have no idea. I just know they don’t like it. Without specifics, how can I be on their side?

    Public pressure can do a lot in a negotiation like this. Look what it did to Sony when they lost the public on the Spider-Man deal.

  3. It’s going to be hilarious when the players eventually end up with a deal that is worse than the one in front of them now. They have zero leverage.

  4. If this deal is so bad Pouncey and Watt should refuse to play, I’m sure grateful players will fill the void.

  5. If I has a good contract why would I accept the NFL capping the 17th game at $250k. You should get the same pay for that game as you do for the other 16.

  6. A hard no because?? As noted above if the players want support for their position then they need to be specific about it. F bombs are not enough..

  7. Pouncey one again proves what we have seen so often , that you don’t have to be very smart to play in the NFL .

  8. “It’s going to be hilarious when the players eventually end up with a deal that is worse than the one in front of them now.”

    Not sure why anyone would think that would be “hilarious”

    Would it be hilarious if your employer suddenly increased your work hours and offered less pay for the extra hours? Or fewer benefits or anything else?

    Yeah, didn’t think so

  9. Please remember, I’m spearheading the campaign to elect Russell Okung.

    And remember our motto: Vote early and vote often.

    The vote often part is important, don’t forget that.

  10. Why on Earth would any normal person side with the owners here? You aren’t a billionaire, you’ll never be one, no one you know will either. One side is hoarding money, and also trying to create more of it(for themselves) by adding a 17th game that no fan wants. Stop being foolish.

  11. —Why on Earth would any normal person side with the owners here? You aren’t a billionaire, you’ll never be one, no one you know will either. One side is hoarding money, and also trying to create more of it(for themselves) by adding a 17th game that no fan wants. Stop being foolish.—

    I’m siding with the guys who don’t get that big, second contract.

  12. I get the feeling some of these guys won’t be happy til they’re paid millions to do absolutely nothing.

  13. harrisonhits2 says:
    February 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm
    “It’s going to be hilarious when the players eventually end up with a deal that is worse than the one in front of them now.”

    Not sure why anyone would think that would be “hilarious”

    Would it be hilarious if your employer suddenly increased your work hours and offered less pay for the extra hours? Or fewer benefits or anything else?

    Yeah, didn’t think so
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    And how many here started out at $500K/year and only work 6 months?

    Apples to watermelons!

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