Maybe you should....I think the OP's point is that if Peterson does hold out what is to stop other players around the league, under their rookie contract, from doing the same? An interesting situation actually. Peterson doesn't really have a case because of the CBA but stranger things have happened, especially when a popluar (and arguably the best DB, fug you Sherman) player is involved.
Peterson does have a case to hold out. The new CBA only prevents new players from forcing a new deal after years 1 or 2 (a la Chris Johnson). Therefore he can force the team in to giving him a new deal after year 3 or else be without his services until they do.
Now the teams don't have to give in because they have them under contract for a 4th season and an option for a 5th if they were a 1st rounder. But new players do have a right to hold out after their 3rd season if they want.
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