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Report: Vincent Jackson, Logan Mankins still want $10 million each

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Report: Vincent Jackson, Logan Mankins still want $10 million each | ProFootballTalk

     
  2. Blue Bolt

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    Yep, I didn't believe Jackson's denial.

    Why was his agent quoted as asking for the $10 million in the first place? Did the reporters just pull that figure out of the air?..... unlikely.


    The hangup: players still asking for cash :rolleyes:

    Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson are still asking for cash compensation and that is one of the holdups over the finalizing of the CBA agreement, a source with knowledge of the situation told me.

    Mankins and Jackson are still asking for $10 million each and this is slowing the process, the source explained. Jackson has denied he is seeking compensation.

    And just to be clear: Mankins and Jackson are not themselves asking for the money. Lawyers representing them are.

    The lawsuit against the NFL cannot be settled until all the plaintiffs agree and as of late Wednesday night, the source said, Mankins and Jackson were still seeking payment. The NFL, thus far, refuses to agree.

    My guess: tomorrow, after more criticism, the two men will drop their requests and the CBA will be agreed to by the players and owners.

    If Mankins and Jackson continue this course of action they may need to move to an isolated island in the Pacific.
     
  3. Buck Melanoma

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    Pay 'em. The owners precipitated this mess.

    Now call me a commie. hahahahahaha
     
  4. SDRaiderH8er

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    let em rot on the vine! Once again VJ proves what he is in it for!
     
  5. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Jackoffson's mouth piece is calling the shots.
     
  6. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    How would you like to be in VJ's shoes if Phillip calls his number to go over the middle during a game. There are going to be a lot of mad people people letting him know how they feel if he holds up the negotiations.
     
  7. Buck Melanoma

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    I believe the $10M would soften that blow just a bit.
     
  8. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Need new chompers, no problem.
     
  9. HollywoodLeo

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    He could have had 3 Million of that already. His fault.
     
  10. Blue Bolt

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    Are you suggesting he may've had a hand in his shrinking paycheck?...... for shame. ;)
     
  11. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Its probably cheaper to just give VJ a 4yr 40 million dollar deal than to pussy foot around and franchise tag him for 11 mil a year guaranteed.

    All the incentives in todays contracts make it highly unlikely that VJ would get the full 10 mil a year......as it is now we're guaranteeing him at least 11 wether he gets injured or not, and doing damage to our cap situation.
     
  12. Joy Division

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    Posted by Ryan Wilson

    Friday evening, Eye on Football's Will Brinson outlined what needs to happen in the coming days for both the owners and players to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement and for there to be a 2011 NFL season.

    One of the ancillary issues involves Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who also happens to be one of the named plaintiffs in the Tom Brady v. NFL lawsuit. According to a report earlier this week, Jackson was seeking either $10 million or to immediately become an unrestricted free agent before he would sign off on a settlement.

    ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted Saturday morning that Jackson is "now is willing to release his claim without compensation." (Patriots lineman Logan Mankins allegedly made similar demands, which his agent refuted. Either way, Mankins said Thursday that he will sign off to settle the case without seeking compensation.)

    There now appears to be one fewer obstacle between the owners, players and a 2011 season. More reason for optimism: CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reported Friday that negotiations will continue through the weekend. "The players don't really need that much time to sort through the offer. … The issues remaining can be solved fairly easily and quickly if they wanted."




    NICE.
     
  13. Blue Bolt

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    Jackson’s wise decision comes better late than never
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 23, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT


    We’ve criticized Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson for trying to get something for himself via a lawsuit that he joined ostensibly in the hopes of getting the best possible deal for his football brethren. And so now that he reportedly has decided not to seek free agency or free money in the amount of $10 million, we need to applaud him.

    As the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter (best. name. ever.) once wrote in the case of Henslee vs. Union Planters Bank, “Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.” In this case, Jackson’s late-arriving wisdom likely was coerced via teammates and other NFL players, but it surely took a lot to overcome the recommendation of his hard-charging agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, who undoubtedly believed that someone eventually would peel off 500,000 portraits of Andrew Jackson for Vincent Jackson in order to allow football to return.

    In the end, Jackson’s decision to drop his claims was, without question, the right one. He joined the case alleging potential damages arising from an illegal lockout and, if the lockout were overturned by the courts, various antitrust violations. His only claim at this point is that the lockout was illegal, and his only measure of damages would be the money he lost during the lockout.

    He has lost none. As the Chargers’ franchise player, he’ll get his full eight-figure salary if he shows up on the eve of Week One and signs the franchise tender.

    The leverage that has resulted in a settlement (almost) between the NFL and the NFLPA* came not from the current damages claims of the players but from the possibility that, after a lost season, the players could cash in with a verdict of $12 billion or more. By settling the case before that point arrived, the players will be allowed to earn their money, and thus as a practical matter they have lost nothing — especially if players will be paid their offseason workout bonuses if they report for and participate in training camp.

    For Jackson, there was no offseason workout bonus. Thus, he suffered no damages. His claim for special treatment wasn’t a potential settlement of his claims; it potentially was extortion. And he has finally done the right thing, better late than never.
     
  14. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Bet the union threatened to break his legs if he kept that crap up. Seriously though I'm not sure hes worth the headache anymore
     
  15. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    I say we sign him up, line him up and help him generate a highlight reel he can show to the other 31 teams going into 2012. Or to put it more bluntly: get every nickel's worth out of him while he is wearing the bolts and wish him well at the end of the season. ("Homer alert" Which hopefully will be in February for us!!!)
     

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