Is Good Faith implied in NFL player contracts?

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Generic20101L
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Is Good Faith implied in NFL player contracts?

Postby Generic20101L » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:46 pm

Like if you know Albert Haynesworth is half assing it, etc... Do you have to pay him all of his money?

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Re: Is Good Faith implied in NFL player contracts?

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:54 pm

Lebron James says yes.

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Re: Is Good Faith implied in NFL player contracts?

Postby QandAphorism » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:00 pm

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Re: Is Good Faith implied in NFL player contracts?

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:23 pm

i would assume so ...

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Cosmo Kramer
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Re: Is Good Faith implied in NFL player contracts?

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:27 am

Yeah, you do. That's why sports Ks have "performance bonuses"

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Re: Is Good Faith implied in NFL player contracts?

Postby sundance95 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:43 am

The NFL contract situation is pretty crazy. A lot of this is hashed out on a contract by contract basis rather than with a general rule applied to all. Also, do not forget that salaries are not guaranteed in the NFL, unlike MLB and the NBA. If the Redskins cut Haynesworth, he'd lose out on all the money not specifically guaranteed by the contract, which, in Haynesworth's case, is something on the order of $16 million next year. This is in contrast to a bonus, which is guaranteed according to the NFL collective bargaining agreement.

The Redskins are trying to build a case for not paying Haynesworth next year, and potentially for recollecting some of the bonus money already dispersed to him, by suspending him without pay for 'conduct detrimental to the club.' However, the Redskins will probably lose the grievance that Haynesworth and his agent are sure to file because they stupidly never gave Haynesworth an official or written warning or disciplinary action for any of the stupid crap he has pulled up to this point. Generally, you can't go straight to 'suspension without pay'; there usually has to be some discipline that takes place before teams take that drastic of a step.

The takeaway? The Redskins may be the most poorly run franchise, in terms of personnel management, in the NFL. Move over, Raiders.

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Re: Is Good Faith implied in NFL player contracts?

Postby chris0805 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:29 pm

Generic20101L wrote:Like if you know Albert Haynesworth is half assing it, etc... Do you have to pay him all of his money?


This made me laugh because, in the NFL, a player could be producing at an All-Pro level and you STILL don't have to pay him all his money. Just cut the guy and... oops... no contract. I'm oversimplifying the bonuses and guaranteed money issue (as eloquently stated in the post above), but for most players (i.e. many of the guys no one's ever heard of), that makes up very little of their contract. /rant

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Re: Is Good Faith implied in NFL player contracts?

Postby thecilent » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:30 pm

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