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Actually YOU'RE missing the point. Cardinals didn't need to draft him in 3rd round. If they didn't want to pay him 3rd round money they should have drafted him later. Of course, they didn't think he would be around later because his talent warranted this selection even with the baggage in their minds. So even with all of his KNOWN issues they took a chance on him. Pay up Cardinals.
I do agree it is sad because he may never learn a lesson. But that's not totally on him. Life is unfair. Sometimes people get all the breaks and some get none. That is a story for another day. Obviously Cardinals felt there was value in drafting him this high and therefore should pay that way.
You can't draft a guy in 3rd round and then say we're going to pay you like a 7th founder. If they want to pay him like a 7th rounder then draft him there.
From the article:
Both approaches are allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. While Mathieu and his agent, Patrick Lawlor, should have no issues agreeing to the random drug testing — Mathieu will be tested at random by the league anyway —they should flat-out reject any contract offer that contains no guaranteed money as that would be an unprecedented deal.
Lawlor has denied that he has agreed to those terms.
"Ridiculous. Not gonna happen," Lawlor told Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. "We had no contract discussion with them."
This implies that the agent is saying that they will not agree to a contract that that contains no guaranteed money.
Actually, that would not be unprecedented. Maurice Clarett -- also a third-round pick -- received exactly $0 signing bonus or guaranteed money from the Denver Broncos when he signed. Therefore, when he was cut in preseason camp, the Broncos were out absolutely nothing financially (although they did waste a third-round pick).
Exactly what I was getting at..
Although he doesn't have the magnitude of issues Clarrett had, so I wouldn't say he shouldn't get anything.
And how'd that work out for him?
"Tonight, my butt's sore." - Mike Krzyzewski 11-29-11
Exhibit A as to why Honey badger should look for some locked in cash. At least enough to pay for a sporty new bong.
Ha, the funny thing is there were/are reports out there that Honey Boo Boo's agent told teams that Tyrann was willing to sign with no guaranteed cash, as long as there were some nice incentives included.
So, which is it? Did the agent say this or not? Will be interesting to follow.
ALSO: Glad the Bengals stayed away from this dude. In the 90's and early 00's (otts?), he would have been a second-round pick by the Bengals for sure. However, now Duke Tobin is running the scouting department, Mike Brown thankfully has actually taken a background role and things are running smoothly down there. I can't believe I just wrote that last sentence.
I don't blame him, would you take a job that was 100% incentive based pay. You could work your ass off and get $0 in return.
Bottom Line...Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg
And as an Arizona Cardinal Fan I LOVE the pick. Low risk high reward. With Patrick Peterson Larry Fitzgerald and Kevin Minter to keep an eye on him its a low risk for the potential of a big reward. If he screws up the Cards just release him and very little is lost
P.S> who doesn't smoke weed? I mean honestly some of you people are ridiculing him for smoking weed. Half the league smokes weed.
If your agent agrees to a NFL deal without guaranteed money, you should fire him. I know we all joke about the Honey Badger, but he would be stupid to sign a contract without guaranteed money.
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And probably a lot of Buckeyes, too...
In some shape, manner or form, it is going to happen.
Meet Justin Blackmon
it's unprecedented - I'd do the same thing
I'd prefer we rag on that bitch Gino Smith, what a wreck that guy's gonna be (pouting, crying, firing his agent already - said he should have been #1 pick over all - douche)
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