Posted: February 16th, 2010 | NFL.com Staff |
Vikings DE Ray Edwards will be a restricted free agent if the NFL and players union don’t have a new deal by March 5. Edwards isn’t too happy about that, not to mention the fact that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $9 million per year — considerably more than most players.
“I don’t see him out there getting hit or nothing like that,” Edwards told the Minneapolis Star Tribune last weekend. “The commissioner makes $9 million, so you tell me where the balance is? He doesn’t put his life on the line, he pushes a pen.”
A lack of a collective bargaining agreement would mean players can only become unrestricted free agents after six years of service instead of four. More than 200 players, including Edwards, would be affected by that change.
“It’s frustrating because we play this game to take care of our family and we eventually are at the team’s mercy of what they are going to do with us,” Edwards said.
I thought those in the military, cops, firefighters etc put their life on the line. I didnt know playing a game for atleast 6 figures a year and sometimes 7 or 8 is putting your life on the line. I know there is the chance of injury, but come on. I am so glad this guy is NOT on our team. I know VW wants his due contract, but he never made a dumb statement like that. I hope we keep VW.