The Jets did not give Laveranues Coles the new contract he'd been wanting, but the two parties did come to an agreement. A comprimise. The Jets are going to guarantee 11 million dollars for Coles' two remaining years on his contract. Coles was vocal about wanting a new deal. And some unnamed Jets veterans were outspoken (possibly Coles) about the contracts given to New York newcomers. (Hey, I'd be mad about Calvin Pace's contract too)
I'm ecstatic that the situation didn't go on longer and L.C. didn't end up holding out. It's also nice to see when athletes act responsible and considerate when voicing monetary displeasure. Too many times I've seen players holdout and bring their distractions to their teammates.
JaMarcus Russell couldn't agree to a contract for almost two months after he was drafted 1st overall. He was one of my favorite players up until that holdout. Now I have no respect for him. (Well I shouldn't say 'no respect'. I'm impressed that he's stayed in Oakland this long. If I were him, I would have taken a Dave Chappelle trip by now. Anything to get out of there.) The holdout left the Raiders with some uncertainty and Russell hurt his chances of starting as a rookie.
So finally Coles and the Jets can agree to a deal.
And finally an money issue with a disgruntled player does not end ridiculously.
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