Asante filed a grievance? (NEM sources)

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  1. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    I was just on NEM's *********** site and saw this thread that NEM created about Asante Filing a grievance....
    this is what it says:

    I just received a phone call telling me that Asant Samuel has filed a grievance, against the Patriots, with the NFL Players Association.

    If so, TRADE HIS ***** OUT OF HERE.....

    Has anyone heard anything about this?
    Can he really file a grievance because we didn't offer him what he wanted?
  2. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    I'd take that "phone call" with a grain of salt.

    ...make that an industrial size carton...
  3. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    Ok let's assume it's true.

    What could he file a grievance on?

    I know pretty much nothing about grievances and i don't understand what could be the reason and if he could even get anywhere by doing this.
  4. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    My cousins neighbor's sister heard the same thing from her dentist's mother.

    Maybe it is true.

    Maybe it's not true.
  5. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    Maybe it is.

    Maybe he filed a grievance and then called NEM. :D
  6. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Maybe NEM actually thought Asante called him.

    Wouldn't surprise me...
  7. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Holy crap! My dentist's step-sister's mother's aunt heard the same thing!

    Small world.
  8. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    Maybe the Pats typed up the tender offer on their own stationery instead of using the official form for tender offers? This worked for Tod Sauerbrun. Another thought is that filing a grievance worked for Deon Branch and got him traded. A possible grievance might scare the Pats into trading Asante.
  9. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    God i hope so.

    Package him with Caldwell and ship them both to Pitt for Polamalu

    too bad that's not happening......
  10. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    been SOOOO Long since NEM and those type rumors....God love him...always a bit fun on the offseason....makes it go by...SOOO fast....why a grievance?? almost 8 million not enough??? Can get 4 or 5 times that but the team will not give NE a number one?? Wants to complain that his tatoo was misread ALL the time??? Wants to invoke a rule that he can sit out almost all games and get the full amount of money?? Just plain silly...but it was my grandmother's hairdresser's cousin who overheard it from Asante's agent's brother in law's mecahnic.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2007
  11. patriot lifer

    patriot lifer In the Starting Line-Up

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    what could the players association do anyways? the pats haven't broke any rules, i hope. if he was actually doing it, it could only be to harbor ill-will and push a trade.

    the franchise tag is definitely going to be a topic of discussion at the next owners meeting.
  12. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    According to Mike Vrabel, the owners would give up the franchise tag but only in return for free agency after 5 years instead of 4.
  13. patriot lifer

    patriot lifer In the Starting Line-Up

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    they should just make it so that a player can't be franchised two years in a row unless he holds out
  14. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    That's not half bad.
  15. PatsSteve1

    PatsSteve1 In the Starting Line-Up

    OK, I admit it. I called Nem :) The only grounds I can think of are if another team gave him a deal and agreed to the 2 round 1 picks and the Patriots said no. But that would have come out already. Just like if Asante had filed a greivance I think ESPN or some media would have known before Nem got a call.
  16. Va_Pats_Fan

    Va_Pats_Fan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I don't think the pats can say no if the team gives up the 2 1's...Its like, we signed him, here are your draft picks...seeya!
  17. PatsSteve1

    PatsSteve1 In the Starting Line-Up

    * Yeah I think you're right. It's all I could think of
  18. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    Maybe Asante wants Kessler, the NLFPA's lawyer, to see whether any technicality in the CBA has been broken by the Pats like in the case of Sauerbrun. Lightning sometimes strikes twice in the same place.
  19. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks Supporter Supporter

    I'd post a link to the thread on his site, but then he'd get what he wants. Seems his contact lied to him and beyond that he's berserk again and would like to come here and defend himself in this thread BUT barring that he's launched another broadside against all his perceived enemies here...and of course, somehow it's all Box's fault... LOL
  20. sieglo

    sieglo In the Starting Line-Up

    Maybe he could claim the Pats went out and actively poisoned the market for his services, creating a situation where nobody wanted to give up the two picks.
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