Can we get some money back?

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Snarf, Dec 11, 2009.

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  1. Snarf

    Snarf Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    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?
     
  2. Satchboogie3

    Satchboogie3 In the Starting Line-Up

    Unless they actually breach their contract, guaranteed means guaranteed.
     
  3. Snarf

    Snarf Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    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?
     
  4. Satchboogie3

    Satchboogie3 In the Starting Line-Up

    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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  5. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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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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  6. Bill B.

    Bill B. Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I don't know. After watching AD play this year and Springs being a non-factor, my money would be on Belichick.
     
  7. PatsFanInMaine

    PatsFanInMaine Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Didn't the Patriots end up having to pay Terry Glenn?
     
  8. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    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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