Michael Crabtree was anointed with the “prima donna” label when he came out of Texas Tech for the NFL draft; that’s not so good if you’re a wide receiver hoping for a big payday. Nevertheless, San Francisco took him with their 10th overall pick. And Crabtree seems to be putting his hope in the bank–by threatening to sit out the entire year and re-enter the draft in 2010.
“We are prepared to do it,” [David] Wells [Crabtree's cousin and adviser, not the fat guy that used to pitch for the Reds and Yankees] said. “Michael just wants fair-market value. They took him with the 10th pick and you have Darrius Heyward-Bey [the seventh overall pick by the Oakland Raiders] getting $38 million? This week is crucial. Michael was one of the best players in the draft and he just wants to be paid like one of the best players. This week is very crucial.” via.
Crabtree’s agent, Eugene Parker, said this is all news to him, whatever that means. I haven’t seen any confirmed reports of what kind of money Crabtree wants, but I don’t care. I just want to see somebody sit out for an entire year and then go into the draft AGAIN. He’d be the 20-year-old guy that couldn’t finish high school for a day. Those guys are great; they always have the best weed.