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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'm sorry because I know I sound like a broken record with all of my posts lately but I'm sitting here in bed after some face surgery so I'm using my codeine-induced goofiness as an excuse to repeat myself again: ...

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #11
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I'm sorry because I know I sound like a broken record with all of my posts lately but I'm sitting here in bed after some face surgery so I'm using my codeine-induced goofiness as an excuse to repeat myself again:

I was raised a Steelers fan. I jumped ship after Roethlisberger started abusing women and the Organization did, essentially, nothing about it.

I thought about bailing on pro-football altogether but I'd always liked Drew Brees; his character, what he means to the city, what he does for the troops...he was the exact opposite of Ben. I felt like he represented everything that football SHOULD be able to do for the community, its fans, etc. Then, right around the time the Ben story broke, I started traveling to New Orleans for work a lot. I got totally caught up in the Super Bowl run and have considered myself a fan since. I've thrown away all my Steelers stuff and my Drew Brees Jersey is the only athlete's jersey I own. I never really liked wearing other guys' jerseys...but it felt appropriate with Drew because he represented so much more than just a guy who could throw a football.

Now, I read stories about Ben restructuring his contract to keep his team together, while Drew can't accept a deal that makes him the highest paid player in the league and will probably result in losing many of the free agents that make up the core of the team.

I am not saying that Ben's willingness to restructure his contract makes everything else he's done okay, nor am I equating Drew's desire for more money with sexual abuse. I'm just saying this has really got me bummed out.

I also recognize that I am not involved with the negotiations and I don't know the whole story. I really hope there is some weird stipulation that is making things unacceptable and it's not just the $$$.

I know I shouldn't be so bummed out. I am too old to be so freaking naive or to be looking up to sports figures (Drew and I are almost exactly the same age). Seeing this stuff just makes me wonder why I bother watching sports at all?

Okay...thanks for reading...going to go pass out now...

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:13 PM   #12
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let Bobby Hebert ask him that on the Radio... I'd like to hear Drew's answer
Drew can't answer on the radio. I guarantee his contract with Condon, his agent, spells out that he is not allowed to discuss negotiations.

Chill out and wait. Things will work out.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #13
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Drew can't answer on the radio. I guarantee his contract with Condon, his agent, spells out that he is not allowed to discuss negotiations.

Chill out and wait. Things will work out.
Good point... I didn't realize that
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by W. Kovacs View Post
I'm sorry because I know I sound like a broken record with all of my posts lately but I'm sitting here in bed after some face surgery so I'm using my codeine-induced goofiness as an excuse to repeat myself again:

I was raised a Steelers fan. I jumped ship after Roethlisberger started abusing women and the Organization did, essentially, nothing about it.

I thought about bailing on pro-football altogether but I'd always liked Drew Brees; his character, what he means to the city, what he does for the troops...he was the exact opposite of Ben. I felt like he represented everything that football SHOULD be able to do for the community, its fans, etc. Then, right around the time the Ben story broke, I started traveling to New Orleans for work a lot. I got totally caught up in the Super Bowl run and have considered myself a fan since. I've thrown away all my Steelers stuff and my Drew Brees Jersey is the only athlete's jersey I own. I never really liked wearing other guys' jerseys...but it felt appropriate with Drew because he represented so much more than just a guy who could throw a football.

Now, I read stories about Ben restructuring his contract to keep his team together, while Drew can't accept a deal that makes him the highest paid player in the league and will probably result in losing many of the free agents that make up the core of the team.

I am not saying that Ben's willingness to restructure his contract makes everything else he's done okay, nor am I equating Drew's desire for more money with sexual abuse. I'm just saying this has really got me bummed out.

I also recognize that I am not involved with the negotiations and I don't know the whole story. I really hope there is some weird stipulation that is making things unacceptable and it's not just the $$$.

I know I shouldn't be so bummed out. I am too old to be so freaking naive or to be looking up to sports figures (Drew and I are almost exactly the same age). Seeing this stuff just makes me wonder why I bother watching sports at all?

Okay...thanks for reading...going to go pass out now...

\S/
Back up a few posts and read my response, tale another codeine and chill out. Brees has a much better agent than Ben and much more leverage (ie. he didn't rape a girl).
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by W. Kovacs View Post
I know I shouldn't be so bummed out. I am too old to be so freaking naive or to be looking up to sports figures (Drew and I are almost exactly the same age). Seeing this stuff just makes me wonder why I bother watching sports at all?
You're not alone in your feelings, I believed Drew was different then most athletes as well, maybe time will tell but the regular season can't get here fast enough
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:19 PM   #16
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Good point... I didn't realize that
Players are always restricted by the contracts with their agents from commenting on any aspect. If they weren't it would hamstring the agent's ability to deal. I have no doubt that Brees would have accept an offer much less front-loaded than Condon demanded, but he had to trust his agent to do what was best for him long term.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #17
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You're not alone in your feelings, I believed Drew was different then most athletes as well, maybe time will tell but the regular season can't get here fast enough
And he hasn't given any indication that he isn't who we know he is. He is a good man who is committed to New Orleans and the Saints. But, he also knows that his career could end in the first game this season and if he didn't allow his agent to do his best to insure his future he would be ignoring his responsibilty as a husband and a father. I don't know about you, but that would be atop my list as a man.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #18
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Why is everyone saying Brees is selfish/greedy?
Because alot of articles ave mentioned it... Brees hasn't said anything to squash it

Why isn't anyBrone saying anything about Nicks demanding more money than Evans?
Nicks commented on it himself. He says inflation

Why isn't anyone saying anything about Colston's 'No hometown discount' quote?
He isn't asking 23 million a year plus wasn't given a chance to be the highest paid QB/player in history

They all are deserve to be paid, but we all know that Brees is the engine that makes the Saints machine work.
Saints need a 53 man roster... Not just 1 makes it work

I don't care if paying Brees hair-lips the Pope, PAY THE MAN!!
No comment
Nicks and Colston have to know that the main reason they can 'demand' that much money is because of Brees.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #19
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Brees isn't allowed to comment on this AT ALL, seriously. Educate yourselves.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #20
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Brees isn't allowed to comment on this AT ALL, seriously. Educate yourselves.
Sorry bro,.... I'm not an agent and didn't know these things
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