- Jan 8, 2002
Is he still holding out for more $$$? Will he ever sign? Has a rookie ever held out an entire season and then re-entered the draft again the next season? Is that even possible?
True, but Russell has more to lose in this than do the Raiders. He's only hurting himself, with a resurgent Culpepper wanting to play.Originally posted by: Queasy
It's a dispute over guaranteed money from what I've read. The Raiders are just as much to blame in this.
naw, when you know you're way overrated you need to get as much money as possible right away before you washoutOriginally posted by: Squisher
When you consider he's never played a down in the NFL and his endorsements will probably dwarf his contract, it's just stupid what he's doing.
I doubt it. He bought a house in the bay area.Originally posted by: sao123
If I were russell I would do the same thing...
it never was about the money... he'll get his payday...
the truth in principal is he doesnt want to play for the raiders... with a team of such a losing history... I wouldnt want to play for them either!!!
He'll re-enter next years draft and go play for a team with a better chance of winning... like the bears or the ravens.
what's the raider's excuse for not doing so?Originally posted by: hdeck
don't paint him as a money hungry football player, as that really isn't the case. all he is asking for is the same guarantees and incentives that every QB that has gone #1 overall has gotten and the raiders are trying to not give it to him.