Originally Posted by badboy
I have not heard of one player being distracted. It sounds like AJ is not doing what you want him to and you are distracted. His contract (thru the CBA) allows him to do exactly what he is doing with only minor consequences. I think if NFL owners were really upset with behavior of players like AJ holding out or not showing or whatever, the consequences would be more severe. His actions are not immoral, criminal or evil. He is doing what he thinks is best for him under the rules.
Breach of Contract is wrong. Yes, there are consequences when you do it, but that doesn't mitigate the wrong. Missing voluntary workouts may cause you to be unprepared, but you can work around that when you're a veteran and the physical toll is more profound than a level of mental unpreparedness.
But missing the mandatory workouts is another thing. The financial consequences may be minor, but the lack of honor remains. It is a common ploy of agents who have no honor.