What? Taking a pay cut? An NFL player?

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You read that correctly. Andra Davis has agreed to a pay cut (costing him about $1.4million this year alone). Due to Cleveland management needing cap room presumably, they asked Davis, a perennial starter at middle linebacker, to not only take this pay cut, but to also chop off 2 of the the remaining 3 years on his contract because the team is bringing along younger players. What!?! Taking a pay cut for the team is one thing – certainly rare and certainly impressive. But allowing the team to reduce a contract with 3 years left on it to 1 year, is simply unbelievable. This Davis is so humble and modest that in the end, it really just makes the Browns organization kind of look bad.

Read this story. It will remind you that while we read a lot about some moronic behavior by NFL players, there are good guys out there too. This should be THE headline on sports pages throughout the country.

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3 Responses to “What? Taking a pay cut? An NFL player?”

  1. Trav Says:

    Completely agree with you. This should be the main story, rather than Lynch from the Bills not being punished by the NFL for his hit-and-run because it wasn’t a “violation of league policy”. Hmmm, a hit and run isn’t a big deal anymore because he was able to plead it down to a traffic violation? I guess that bar of acceptable behavior just got lowered even more by Commissioner Meddler… I mean Goodell.

  2. joshywoshybigfatposhy Says:

    Trav — my opinion of goodell = down another notch re: the lynch thing as well. a hit and run on a pedestrian. and he’s really ugly too. like ugly enough to make a freight train take a dirt road (a saying my dad likes to use, and i’m getting to the age where i find that sort of thing amusing).

    i bet his (goodell’s) retort would be that any punishment would be appealed and overturned anyway, because it was determined that he broke no rules of nfl policy.

    you know what? sometimes the best way to have policies changed is to do exactly that — punish, have it overturned, and then it’s out there that this fugly lowlife found a loophole. expose the loophole, and all of the sudden, there’s support to change the rules. i don’t care if it wastes 25 man-hours of nfl lawyers’ time. their entire careers are based on governing the rules of a plane of existence (sports) that has no substantive meaning in this world.

    i mean, i like sports too, but if i woke up and realized that it was my job to determine and interpret the rules of a league for a GAME, and that my opposition was usually thugs who get away with murder (literally sometimes…. or is it literally?), and that i usually ended up losing those battles — i think i’d re-evaluate some of my life choices.

    sorry, bit of a rant there. goodell appears to suck, and so does lynch. that’s the jist of it.

  3. Schaefer Says:

    First, Kudos to Andra Davis
    Second, Poshes…love the rant.
    Third, Very true and also seems like Goodell is taking quite a different stance than his enforcement of all things last year…from a 2007 ESPN article about Pacman Jones:
    “We must protect the integrity of the NFL,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “The highest standards of conduct must be met by everyone in the NFL because it is a privilege to represent the NFL, not a right. These players, and all members of our league, have to make the right choices and decisions in their conduct on a consistent basis.”

    I guess running from a scene where you hit someone now acceptable conduct of NFL players.

    Again, so as not to be negative, I applaud Andra Davis.

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