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RUMORS FLY THAT L.T. WON’T TAKE A REDUCED DEAL

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by boltmanbz, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. boltmanbz

    boltmanbz Well-Known Member

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    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/02/23/rumors-fly-that-lt-wont-take-a-reduced-deal/

    RUMORS FLY THAT L.T. WON’T TAKE A REDUCED DEAL
    Posted by Mike Florio on February 23, 2009, 2:37 p.m. EST

    Though no specific reports have surfaced regarding the outcome of Sunday’s efforts to strike a new deal for Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, a league source tells us that there’s talk of Tomlinson refusing to reduce his current compensation level.

    If true, this sets the stage for the Chargers and Tomlinson to part ways, either by a trade or by Tomlinson being released.

    The problem, as the source explained it to us, is ego. With running back Darren Sproles certain to be paid $6.6 million for 2009, and likely to get a multi-year contract that averages close to that amount, Tomlinson won’t want to be making less than Sproles.

    So even if another team wouldn’t pay Tomlinson as much as the Chargers would pay to keep him around, the thinking is that Tomlinson would be more willing to take less total dollars from another team than to suffer the perceived indignity of having to take a pay cut to stay put.
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    PFBT is the national enquirer of football.
     
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  3. Rainman

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    True... which reminds me of a story.

    About 10 years ago now, Carol Burnett sued the National Enquirer for publishing a bunch of stuff about her that was inflamatory and inaccurate.

    In court, the Enquirer's defense strategy went thusly:

    "Everybody knows that what we print isn't true, so what's the big deal?"

    Not surprisingly, Carol Burnett got several million dollars from them. :icon_rofl:
     
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  4. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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  5. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

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    Exactly. Once I saw the story was from PFBT, I thought, "Bulls**t". We have more credible sources right here on Bolttalk!
     
  6. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Now who's got the Ego Problem? :icon_shrug: :icon_tease:
     
  7. boltmanbz

    boltmanbz Well-Known Member

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    probably tom condon, just like when LT was signing his extension and LT had to tell him to take less cause tom wanted to get him way more
     
  8. BoltzRule

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    Wouldn't surprise me it was Tom, there's a reason AJ doesn't like him and it's not just because he's an agent.
     
  9. Harley

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    i bet there is some truth to it even if the message is being delivered by Condom.
    we've got remember all the "antincs" that LT has displayed over the last couple of years that scream "me, me, me". the phillip walk away, say it wasn't noth'in all you want, that was LT throw'in a complete ***** fit. LT and Phillip arguing, that's on LT, being a crybaby. play'in darth vader in the AFCC game, that was "i aint play'in, i don't care". call'in marty to whine, that was like runn'in to ma ma taddle tailing.
    complaining to whoever would listen about the offense not being to his liking this year, it was "whaa whaa, we'd be winning if me, me, me"
    long story short, LT finally went the way most super stars do, he finally beleives all the BS his people tell him.
    won't surprise me if he doesn't sign and i for one will not be faulting the organization.
     
  10. foober

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    Interesting. It sounds like the chargers have plans for having LT reduce his salary. It sounds like we either want to keep some players longer term that we have now with new contracts. OR they need the extra salary cap money to land a good free agent or two. Or both.

    I seriously wouldn't be that upset if we traded LT. WE've got other running backs now. And we could very possibly get a pretty good one in the third round.

    It would be smart to trade LT if he doesn't lower his salary cap cause then the chargers could decide where he goes. Right now buffalo might like him cause their running back is in jail big time now.
     
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  11. Helljumper

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    Even if the article is BS, it does make sense. With Sproles making so much, why would LT, the proven super star who has still proven to be better than most running backs in the league despite getting older and injured, want to take a paycut?
     
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  12. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    People... LT will not be offered less than Sproles. At least not in 2009.

    Beyond that, who knows. But if he's so offended then why doesn't he just shut the whole thing down right now?

    He can go full Prima Donna and just demand what he feels he's owed.

    If he's got so much more to offer another team, then surely there will be suitors lined up around the block to pay him whatever he demands.
     
  13. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    How about this... don't low ball him!
     
  14. Layne

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    Then get his balls outta your mouth.
     
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    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    You seem to have A LOT of gay fantasies today, you slap happy grease monkey!!!
     
  16. Layne

    Layne Banned Banned

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    Your a joke.
     
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    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    And you're nothing. No personality or any kind of value, just another space in the heard of cattle.

    Carry on.
     
  18. Layne

    Layne Banned Banned

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    So whats the big conspiracy here? Please enlighten us oh great one. Since you don't follow the heard of cattle. And whats the obsession with cattle?
     
  19. Kwak

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    The camp ******* is spreading rumors again eh?
     
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  21. CoronaDoug

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    A reliable voice inside my head said that LT will not be a Charger next year.
     
  22. gobolts_charger

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    Wow, tell us how you really feel!!:no:
     
  23. gobolts_charger

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    Me too :no:
     
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    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    It's just a matter of thinking outside of the heard, instead of going along with it. Most posters only rep you in you agree with what they say.
    So I get less rep and I'm fine with that. My opinion is for my own!

    As for the last question... no obsession but the forum is full of cattle.
     
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  25. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Phillip was part of the argument. Does that make him a cry baby?
    You didn't see ANY arguing on the sideline until Norv took over. Take it any way you want to but it's pure fact. There is NO organization at the sidelines anymore!!

    Stop buying into Raider fans rant!!!
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Can we please keep the bloody personal attacks to a minimum here?
     
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  27. Kwak

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    and 1 giant turd in the punchbowl.
     
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  28. LV Bolt Fan

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  29. SDRaiderH8er

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    well you can start planning a Team without LT!
     
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