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NFL's Oakland Raiders saw looking for a ten million dollar -- not on what could be the biggest Boston NFL history I wanna go to Chris Carter -- For us.
Here's -- -- of Marcus Russell was drafted by the raiders number one back in 2007.
And he's been a colossal bust them you draft a quarterback number one you expected to be a franchise quarterback he was a guy could throw the ball sixty yards from his knees.
Could do a whole bunch of things so they decided to make in the number one pick well three years later what do we have well they paid a moment 36 million dollars.
He has won seven games he's thrown eighteen touchdown passes over that time so that's.
Five point two million dollars per win that you're paying them two million dollars for touchdown and a 100000 dollars per pass completion.
Now the issue is this.
In the NFL.
Unlike some other sports you can cut a player at any time and you don't -- and the rest of his salary but a big part of what is in these players contracts is guaranteed money.
And the raiders say that a big chunk of what was originally guaranteed to JaMarcus Russell 39 million dollars.
Was basically money that was working it was contract -- paid for 2010.
To eleven in twelve JaMarcus -- people are saying no.
Guaranteed is guaranteed regardless of how poorly might client played he still guarantee that money -- the raiders filed a grievance and a judge will decide.
How that contract is worth one thing real quick.
A couple years ago -- by David Charles Rogers was drafted by the lines he was an unmitigated disaster a lot of problems with drugs and injuries and he had written in his contract that he failed drug tests that guaranteed money was not guaranteed.
So it's a matter of how the contracts are written and that's what a judge to decide in this case one quick question Chris what about missed a -- mr.
Russell now what to do it.
But he's eating cheeseburgers right now he's not doing anything the -- had a terrible weight problem in a motivational problem that's part of you know -- that goes into this thing you better evaluate your talent properly because if you don't you're gonna have problems like this.
JaMarcus Russell isn't the first and he won't be the last every draft there are players that are drafted and it's a risk.
That general managers take you're gonna have to pay these players more and more money and it's always if he has to -- they'll perform now in the NBA in the NHL.
These leagues actually have salary structures to where -- the first player trapped in the fifth play the eighteenth player.
You're paid within a certain you know book blue blue group of love it that you're paid.
Almost exactly the same amount so there's very little negotiation is very little rookies come in America more than veterans as an -- that's stupid major problem anyway -- in baseball and in football it's a real problem when you're an eighteen year old kid graduating high school you know in dollar signing bonus and -- -- veteran you've been working your way through the minor leagues and it and you've actually paid your dues to get up there to the Major League level.
That's a big problem it's a huge problem in the NFL.
This is the latest example it won't be the last X reminds me of those legal cases where -- -- -- -- and employed full wrongful employment.
You shouldn't across the at that whenever I don't know -- really is accessed by.
I want to yet yet you didn't do do do.
Didn't realize that you know I did you know that -- Roger's case they'll tell you not yet he failed drug test in college so part of his contract as a rookie contract was if you failed drug test that money is no longer guarantee you -- -- to us although now.
They say they -- the six million dollars.
Felt like says wasn't available mama -- -- All costs as it affected these -- known here that it can do is.
It -- contact with a -- about and you get a million dollars well you also -- put butts in the seats and that's what they -- that's why they get paid that kind of money because they they put money in owners' pockets.
-- but he's going to be probably -- to be no doubt about it.
But you willing to take a chance and we stop using -- -- language.
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