27 June 2008

nfl commissioner calls rookie salaries ‘ridiculous’

It's about time someone is calling the NFLPA on the absurd money guaranteed to high draft picks before they even play a down. For instance, Jake Long, who was the number one pick in the draft this spring, signed on the dotted line for a five-year contract over $57,000,000, with $30 mil guaranteed. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says it's "ridiculous;" what is even more ridiculous is that they're not talking about it until now--even the last collective bargaining agreement, in 2006, didn't address the problem.

Here's the story at Yahoo.

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