Originally Posted by Nitrofish
The fact that you have reduced your argument down to defending a hold out shows how disconnected from reality you are.
If it were Jon Weeks, or John Doe pulling this BS, you would all be screaming for his head. But because it is Dre, you want to give him a pass. That's called a double standard, and hypocrisy.
You're the one so far disconnected from reality that you've decided that the best player in Texans history
is a quitter because he asserted an option
allowed to him under the CBA.
The fact that you're ignorant enough to attempt a comparison to folks as replaceable as Jon Weeks
shows a complete lack of comprehension. If Andre has essentially 3 more productive years, he has a real shot at making the Hall of Fame. If you think that makes him just another guy
, then there's little point in the discussion.
Originally Posted by Marshall
While the bolded is true, most employers would not put up with it and would fire the employee unless they were essential and in that case, they would immediately begin finding a replacement so it they wouldn't be placed in that position again.
This is out of character for him and I suspect the wrong guy has his ear right now. Family can make you do foolish things.
In this case, the NFLPA and the NFL agreed that these were the conditions of said employment. They agreed on the details of OTAs and mini-camps to a fairly specific degree
So, most employers in the same situation
would do exactly what the NFL does...they follow the rules of that contract
, lest they be dragged into a lawsuit with the NLRB. What "most" employers in other conditions would do has no relevance to this situation.
Sure, I think his Uncle (and whoever else is whispering in Andre's ear) aren't necessarily helping his cause, but that's been the case with much more high-profile agents than Dre's.