Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall stylebattle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post.
Gilbert, the former NFL defensive tackle, is coming out guns blazing in his desire to take Smith's post and run the NFL's players union. And Gilbert has a radical and fascinating campaign platform for how he thinks the union should approach the next round of negotiations with the league.
1. Terminate the CBA under the provisions of anti-collusion. Mostly, so he can somehow get them to agree to:
3. Raise minimum salary to $1m 6. Rookie contracts reduced to 3 years 8. Players can only be franchise tagged once. 10. Eliminate 2 preseason games 11. Eliminate comp draft picks. 12. Rookies can renegotiate their contracts whenever (Russell Wilson rule) 13. Rosters increase to 57 players 18. Teams must pay the entire salary cap each year. unspent money is metered out to players. 19. fug Roger Goodell. Yeah, it just says that, weird. 20. Money from fines goes to retired players in need. 21. Cutting a player now requires you to pay them 10% of remaining contract money to dissolve the contract. 23. Things we're willing to give up to get this from the owners A- 18 game season B- Push SB to middle of February C- Force cities to bid for the SB like the Olympics
True everyone reacts different. But there isn't one person ever that has suffered violent weed withdrawals that heroin or crack can produce.
His problem isn't weed, it's booze, and he was likely self medicating. Alcohol is just as bad as anything else. If you've never dealt with someone who is a legit alcoholic and not just drinks too much, count your blessings.
The Jaguars say they "haven't heard much" from suspended WR Justin Blackmon, and "it doesn't sound like it's going in the right direction."
Several teammates and members of the organization have reached out to Blackmon, but he rarely replies to texts or calls. Blackmon's high school coaches have "lost contact" with him. Cecil Shorts and others who do have contact with him indicated Blackmon is "seeking professional help" for his substance abuse, and has checked into rehab. A college coach of Blackmon's says the receiver admitted that he's "getting help." Blackmon caught 29 balls for 415 yards and one score in four starts last season. The 24-year-old's talent has never been questioned.