For reasons most of us by now can recite in our sleep, this is a clear-cut case of agent malpractice. The principal, of course, ought to change agents. But ... despite the two separate efforts the team he is under contract with made to reach out and save him ... and despite the decent guidance his friend Tom undoubtedly has been offering - as diplomatically as he can ... Leion still doesn't get it. For all his former affability, this man once perceived as a good guy appears to be terminally stupid. In the course of harming his team and teammates ... he also has managed to do considerable harm to himself. A lose-lose situation. What safety net does the poor man have? Who will save him from himself? Well, isn't that where their union is supposed step in and rescue unsophisticated working folk from the clutches of the selfish, devious, and malevolent ... i.e., Chayut ? But in this case, as in others, the union has not stepped in to shake the simple employee by the shoulders. Instead, they have gleefully enabled Chayut to continue exploiting Branchise ... by endorsing and underwriting those two preposterous "grievances". Surely Upshaw can see as well as we all see not only the absurdity of those two claims but the larger malfeasance of the entire months-long episode. But because of this union boss' suspect and unseemly relationship with "superagent" Condon the NFLPA once again apparently has sold out to the agents and THEIR distinctly different interests. This union neglects its members' true interests. The acronym must mean, NFL Players Agents.