So Greg Hardy will be suspended for 6 or more games because:
1. His case was thrown out.
2. There is no witness that will testify.
3. It was a shaky case to being with.
4. He was already "effectively" suspended for 14+ games already.
I don't see it happening. Too much conjecture. Plus if he was suspended what precedent would that set? The would effectively mean any woman with any relationship with an NFL player as long as she has a corroborating witness can get any player suspended.
There has to be a bar set somewhere. Even Goodell can't be that dumb............................................
There is no difference. Either way he's gonna make over $50m. You can set your family up for generations with $5m, much less $50m or $150m.
Yeah I could drive around in a prius or I could get a BMW I8. They both get us around, but I would prefer to drive the BMW.
Most of us could live on less money. Eating out less, cutting expenses etc. But most of us don't because we become accustomed to a standard of living and would rather go up then down.
So lets say at the end of it all the difference between a discount and a fair market value contract is around 20-24 million over total contract length. Lets say he puts it somewhere at a "conservative" 8%. I say conservative because with 20 + mill to invest you can get in touch with the 1 percenters and their conservative is a lot better than normal joe shmoe conservative.
Put that in the ole compound interest calculator and see what that ends up being around 93 million dollars around the time Cam turns 50. Why in the holy mary mother of god would he give up that kind of money????
Now this is an oversimplification. I didn't deduct taxes, agent fees, etc.. But saying there is no difference!!!!!!!
If Cam took a huge discount I would be disappointed in him as a man. His responsibilities should be to his family/legacy first. Calculating the difference "long term" between 15 mill and 25 mill is huge. It's not his job to manage the salary cap, just as it's not Gettlemans job to get hit by Kam Chancellor. The salary cap is a cap on "owners who truly care about winning". Do any of you think for 1 second that Jerry Jones wouldn't have the highest paid team in the league?
The teams that get in salary cap trouble are teams who don't recognize their talent early and pay appropriately. Managing dead money properly, avoiding huge numbers like CJ's 20 mill cap hit, and JStews/Dwill we can't afford to cut him type salaries are the GM decisions. The fact that we are cap strapped was poor financial planning. We negotiated like a small business handing out friendly contracts to our best players. Julius Peppers did us a favor by leaving before we gave him that 100 mill contract.
People assume if Cam takes a pay cut the FO will manage to spend it wisely. We basically spend 13 mill this year on a player who played 2 games (I don't neccesarily blame the FO). The point is you don't know. We could get a high price FA like Mike Wallace who the dolphins would love to cut if not for the cap ramifications. Or we can pay Cam and he goes Carson Palmer on us. Cams responsibility to himself is to maximize his earning potential over his short (compared to total life) playing career.
It's easy for Brady to take a cut when his wife makes more than him. Getting market value is not hurting anyone. Market value means it's the price that markets can afford to pay and that everyone who gets a player at that level going forward is going to pay it.