Re: Mankins signs Extension!
posted at 8/10/2011 7:13 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Mankins signs Extension!
[QUOTE]Well I never heard him call kraft a liar, so cant comment on that its a bussiness and under stand that if he was under contract it would be different but he was in negotioations for a new one.
Posted by lippa[/QUOTE]
This is what he said....
"After the 2008 season, me and my agent approached the Patriots about an extension and I was told that Mr. Kraft did not want to do an extension because of the [uncertain collective bargaining agreement]," Mankins said. "I was asked to play '09 out, and that they would address the contract during the uncapped year. I'm a team player, I took them at their word, and I felt I played out an undervalued contract.
"That's the big thing," he continued. "Right now, this is about principle with me and keeping your word and how you treat people. This is what I thought the foundation of the Patriots was built on. Apparently, I was wrong. Growing up, I was taught a man's word is his bond. Obviously this isn't the case with the Patriots." (Reiss)
He was tendered a contract at the amount specified by the CBA. The team was under no obligation to negotiate with him. His not being "under contract" was a technicality created by his refusal to sign the legitimatly offered tender. He was just as much a holdout as any player has ever been.
He said, "I was asked to play '09 out,". Well yeah cretin, you had signed a contract through that year. I thought he was taught growing up a man's word was his bond? So fulfilling his full contract through '09 he had already "bonded" by his signing.
He had also agreed to be bound by the terms of the CBA which the Pats adhered to. So what was his beef? They played by the rules.