Hey Lavar, STFU

Let me get this straight. Lavar Arrington is out there saying that Bills top draft pick Aaron Maybin hasn’t signed his deal because Michael Crabtree is holding out. I’m on the Crabtree is a dumbass bandwagon and needs to sign and get to camp, but to hear Lavar Arrington of all people talking about someone holding out. Isn’t this the same guy who missed some Redskins camp his rookie year due to holding out and isn’t this the same jackass who left the Redskins on a sour note due to, wait for it…a contract dispute.

What’s even more amazing is that it has now come to the point where other players negotiate around other players. The best part is Arrington said that Maybin was in tears because he couldn’t be out there on Sunday. How about this Lavar, why don’t you tell Aaron that if it hurts him that much, suck it up and sign a contract on his own without worrying about what someone else is making.

It’s amazing that Knowshon Moreno and Brian Orakpo both managed to sign a deal without Maybin signing one first.

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  • Mas

    I just came across this… Written by a Mr. Jeff Pearlman.

    “While words like “unparalleled” and “gifted” and “spectacular” are used to describe his skills at plucking a rapidly spiraling wad of pig’s hide from midair, those same adjectives have been bestowed upon hundreds upon hundreds of athletes — many of whom can be found wrapping Big Macs at a drive-thru window near you.

    Just nine years ago Matt Harrington, a highly touted high school pitcher out of Palmdale, Calif., was selected seventh overall by the Colorado Rockies. At the advice of his agent, Tommy Tanzer, Harrington rejected the team’s $4.9 million offer and re-entered the 2001 draft. Then the 2002 draft. Then the 2003 draft. Then the 2004 draft. To make a long — and ultimately tragic — story short, at last check Harrington was earning $11.50 per hour installing tires at a Costco.

    He is far from alone. How can anyone forget veteran second baseman Jody Reed turning down a three-year, $8 million offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1993, only to be forced to accept a one-year, $300,000 deal from the Milwaukee Brewers the following season? Or how about Latrell Sprewell, the four-time NBA All-Star who rejected a three-year, $21 million contract with the Timberwolves by uttering, “I have a family to feed.” Sprewell never played in the NBA again, and last year his yacht was auctioned off for $856,000 after he defaulted on a $1.5 million mortgage.

    Indeed, from Juan Gonzalez to Jamal Anderson to Lance Parrish, the sports landscape is littered with the rotted carcasses of ego-inflated, financially insulted men unwise to Charles de Gaulle’s most lasting quotation, “The cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men.” If Michael Crabtree refuses to sign with San Francisco, he does so at his own peril. Next year’s NFL Draft looks to be wide-receiver heavy, what with Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant, USC’s Damian Williams and Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles potentially leading a stampede of pass catchers.

    Maybe Crabtree will only enhance his status by, oh, using the down time to pump up his physique and cut a tenth of a second or two from his 40 time. More than likely, however, he and Abdul will soon find themselves in eerily similar circumstances: Forgotten, depressed, and chatting up William Katt while wondering whether there’s time for a bathroom break between shifts at the Celebrity Superstar Autograph Show inside Banquet Room C at the Idaho Falls Holiday Inn.

    Cash only, please.”

    LOL. Awesome.

    • NinerPaul

      Good Stuff!!