Re: Armond Armstead of the Toronto Argonauts
posted at 1/13/2013 1:17 PM EST
In response to nomadfan's comment:
Looking at his history, questions can be raised about whether he is a self-centered person not so big on team concept or loyalty. The Argonauts took a gamble and took him after he went undrafted because of the history of heart attack that led to him not medically cleared to play for a year. He left after one year there.
He is loooking for $$ and if he performed better than his first NFL contract, I would not be surprised that he can beome unhappy and difficult, wants to renegotiate his contract , holds out by not reporting, and jumps to another team that gives him a sweeter deal if he could.
Well, I wouldn't look to into the Argonauts thing. Most players don't view the CFL as the end game. It's pretty much become the unofficial developmental league for the NFL. I think everyone knew that the only reason why he went to the CFL was to prove he was healthy enough to play in the NFL.
"Armstead’s Friday release wasn’t a total shock. It was believed there was a mutual agreement that he would be granted a release if an NFL opportunity arose."
I also know there was a lawsuit involved with USC. Don't know much about it. Know it had to do with him believing they caused his heart attack. Don't know who was in the wrong, but when it comes to life threatening cases, I have little issue with him filing a lawsuit if in fact USC played a part in it.
Don't really know about any other off character issues. Pats have not been shy when it comes to taking risks on character issues, so I don't think his would be an issue. Even if he bolts afer his first contract, he could still potentially help the team for the 3-4 years he does sign for