In response to allegations that he was 1/4 of the “douchebags” (Chris Kluwe’s words, not mine) holding up the settlement of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, Vincent Jackson took to his Twitter account to tell his fans and followers that he’s innocent, and that he just wants to get out there and play. That should be a good thing, right?
Funny story – Jackson is still asking for $10 million. So is Logan Mankins. At least, that’s according to CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman, who thinks that Jackson is quite the fibber.
Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson are still asking for cash compensation and that is one of the holdups over the finalizing of the CBA agreement, a source with knowledge of the situation told me.
Mankins and Jackson are still asking for $10 million each and this is slowing the process, the source explained. Jackson has denied he is seeking compensation.
The lawsuit against the NFL cannot be settled until all the plaintiffs agree and as of late Wednesday night, the source said, Mankins and Jackson were still seeking payment. The NFL, thus far, refuses to agree.
Freeman also thinks that this will be a non-story by some point today, as he expects Jackson and Mankins to come to their senses and drop their requests. But what if they don’t? What if Jackson and Mankins are so steadfast in their refusal to play unless they receive $10 million for their pain and suffering from all that time they spent holding out last season? My idea is that a bunch of the rookies and lower pay players put $20 million in two sacks and bring them to Jackson and Mankins. And then they can just beat the crap out of them.