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The Fair Response: Micheal Crabtree, a rotten apple

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Quote-out: “Why did we never hear of a contract not being signed with Walter Payton? All he ever did was play his heart out. Why not Berry Sanders or Dan Marino? These guys are great for one reason only; they built their value on the field, not with lawyers.”

article written by Jimmie Fair.

What happened to the day when players who were drafted signed their contracts? Now it seems that when players are drafted, all they can think about is getting paid. The proving ground used to not be your college career, but what you left on the field in the gladiator arena of the football.

With the drafting of standout receiver Michael Crabtree by the San Francisco 49ers, no one could have thought that it would have taken so long to get the Texas Tech standout signed. It has been reported that Crabtree is willing to sit out the 2009-2010 season to re-enter the draft next year.

What kind of crap is that? When did it become more about the money than the game? Yes, Crabtree has a big ego, but even Terrell Owens signed a contract. Nothing against Texas Tech, but outside of a few teams that give them trouble, they really don’t play anyone.

Crabtree had been hurt before the end of the season last year, which could have contributed to his falling in the draft. That aside, it seems that nowadays players are more concerned about the money they will receive rather than proving their worth on the field. Why is it that we never heard of a contract not being signed by Jerry Rice? All we ever heard from him was on the field. Why did we never hear of a contract not being signed with Walter Payton? All he ever did was play his heart out. Why not Berry Sanders or Dan Marino? These guys are great for one reason only; they built their value on the field, not with lawyers.

Crabtree needs to shut up, sign a contract and get his butt to camp. He is making college football stars look bad. I do not care what money they are offering him, and I don’t believe Matthew Stafford is worth his contract, either. These players need to prove their value on the field — not with a pen.

article written by Jimmie Fair.

Quote-out: “Why did we never hear of a contract not being signed with Walter Payton? All he ever did was play his heart out. Why not Berry Sanders or Dan Marino? These guys are great for one reason only; they built their value on the field, not with lawyers.”
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