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  1. Snarf

    Snarf Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I was curious... is there any recourse that the Pats could consider when it comes to a high-paid long-term player who acts in an unprofessional manner?

    For example, if I sign a player to a 5 year $50M contract, and that player immediately becomes a cancer, showing disrespect, and showing no desire to play football, can he be forced to lose some of that due to breach of contract? Are those "guaranteed" payments 100% guaranteed, or can a team argue that the player broke a contract?

    Surely there are clauses that outline basic standards of conduct that must be adhered to throughout the duration of the contract?
     
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    Unless they actually breach their contract, guaranteed means guaranteed.
     
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    Snarf Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Of course.

    The question was, what's considered a breach of contract?
    Which leads to, what's in the average contract as far as conduct goes?
     
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    It would be extremely hard to breach a contract. He would have to not show up or some other extreme circumstance. Simply being a pain in the a** isn't enough.
     
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    I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that it's a breach of contract to beat up your coach. So we'll hit the jackpot if AD and Springs decide to beat up Belichick.
     
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    Bill B. Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I don't know. After watching AD play this year and Springs being a non-factor, my money would be on Belichick.
     
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    PatsFanInMaine Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Didn't the Patriots end up having to pay Terry Glenn?
     
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    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Sure, fine AD $5M for making a comment about the coach and being late for practice. I am very, very glad that players have union representation.

    The answer is that the clauses in the contract are quite clear. Thomas is so not close to a breach of contract.
     
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