Clarett Turns Down Guaranteed Cash

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  1. Vinny

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2119064
     
  2. kbourda

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    That's ok. If he does well great. I think it's more of a PR move by Clarett but even more than that it may be a risky one. I never had a bad thought about him one way or another.
     
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    I think it's a great move for him. It will keep him motivated.
     
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    "Instead of suing the league, Clarett came up with a novel approach. He is putting his money where his mouth is. On Thursday, he signed a four-year contract in which he gave up the $410,000 of guaranteed money in order to secure an incentive-laden deal that could eventually earn him $7 million."
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    The former Ohio State RB wants to make his money the old fashioned way,
    he wants to earn it.
     
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    No one can accuse him of being mainstream. This cat is different! Hope that he is motivated enough to show everyone what he can do. After all the detours along the way, maybe he is ready to get it right.
     
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    *shrugs*

    Unless he's done some SERIOUS growing up in the last few years....

    But I will NEVER get visions of the temper tantrum throwing it takes a coach and a few players to calm me down when play doesn't go me way out of my head......
     
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    Some would call that passion :) It will be interesting to see how Clarett does now that he has begun his career.
     
  8. BringItOn

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    Remeber Ricky's wonderful incentive-ladden contract that everyone thought was bone-headed? I think it's more likely that this is being driven by ego and not humility.

    Even if he wasn't competing with a handful of legitimate starters, what's the last Denver running back you can name that started 4 years in a row? It's extremely unlikely that he will reach the max on that contract.
     


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    PR move? PR moves are visitng sick Kids


    Not putting yourself in the position to lose million of dollars with 1 knee injury.

    Clarrett has a contract that everyone wants players to have. One that pays for what he does, and not what he could do.
     
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    I agree that it's risky- he has to get ahead of both Bell and Anderson right now before he can even think about putting up good numbers.
     
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    Bell and Anderson have injury issues (or at least a history of them). I think the Broncos are going to want to turn Clarett into a feel good story and will see he gets the carries. In their offense, if he gets the carries, he's going to get the numbers.

    I think it's partly a PR move. But knowing their offense, he could hit the incentives pretty easily (I say that not knowing what the incentives are).
     
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    Yep, he made a move that can actually lose him money, and like you said, this is the contract we want them to have.

    It's a pretty bad PR move if the only publicity it get's is on internet forums. But I can't expect many people to give him the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    I am actually hoping he turns it around and does well. It isn't like he was involved in a murder or drug trafficking (like some Ravens). He made some bad choices. He has paid for them already. Time to move on.
     
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    That's the thing.

    He didn't pay for any of his mistakes.

    He dropped out of school.

    He never apologized.

    His only 'penalty' we getting out of shape.
     
  15. kbourda

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    So are you his judge , jury, and executioner? Does that really bother you that he dropped out of school and didn't apoligize (for what I don't know)? I'm not trying to be rude so please don't think I am. I'm just trying to understand why some people take the actions of athletes so personal.
     
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    You sig is "All a Man's got is the integrity of his work" but you don't understand what the flap is about? Irony is a beautiful thing. :highfive:
     
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    I know what my sig is but at the sametime how does that directly affect me as an individual? Being that it is Mr. Clarett's actions, right. And it is nowhere near irony.
     
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    And furthermore there is no "flap". At least not anymore.
     
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    You are old.
     
  20. wags

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    Yes, but I'm sure you didn't break university rules, lie to investigators, or try to get your coach (professor) in trouble upon your departure. Or did you? :hmmm:
     

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