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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Giants receiver Odell Beckham thinks the $10.4 million he’s guaranteed over the first four years of his rookie contract is not enough. “I think that we should make more money, personally,” Beckham told The Huffington Post when asked what he’d ...

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Old 05-18-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
 
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Odell Beckham: NFL players should get paid more

Giants receiver Odell Beckham thinks the $10.4 million he’s guaranteed over the first four years of his rookie contract is not enough.

“I think that we should make more money, personally,” Beckham told The Huffington Post when asked what he’d change about the NFL.

Beckham says NFL players should get paid more than baseball or basketball players because football is a more dangerous game.

“I understand that basketball plays 80-something games, baseball plays this many games, soccer plays that many games, but this is a sport where there’s more injuries. There’s more collisions. It’s not even a full-contact sport, I would call it a full-collision sport. You have people running who can run 20 miles per hour and they’re running downhill to hit you, and you’re running 18 miles per hour. That’s a car wreck. It’s just the career is shorter. There’s injuries that you have after you leave the game, brain injuries, whatever it is, nerve injuries.”

The truth, however, is that the danger inherent to a profession has little to do with the pay within that profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, logging is America’s most dangerous profession. If people were paid according to the risks associated with their jobs, lumberjacks would make more than NFL players. But that’s not how it works.


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They do get paid more, when they're eligible. You don't pay a rookie a veterans' salary when they've never stepped foot on an NFL field, like they used to. And not all rookies are as talented as OBJ.
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well his comments were clearly based off of what other athletes in other sport earn.
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well his comments were clearly based off of what other athletes in other sport earn.
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Tell it to your Union leaders. Until there's a new CBA, STFU and play the game you've chosen to play.

You are nothing more than pure entertainment. Most Americans would prefer to watch College games anyway, and they make about 1/10th of what you do.

Well, some make about half to 3/4.
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Hey Odell, SHUT UP!!!!!!!
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Many people think all NFL players get multi-million dollar contracts. Most don't .The TB's, DB's, RW's, etc are at the very top .

The next level is where they earn a few million, nut not the tens of millions. Then the last level where , I think , MOST players are at is in the high 6 -figure salaries. Say $600,000, $800,000 to 1 million + incentives is still very high in pay.

OBJr. needs to just do his thing and go to the bank. Quietly. Why worry? He is getting is worth and yeah, he is worth that.
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