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    NEW CBA MAKES SKIPPING MANDATORY MINI-CAMP MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE

    <font size="4"><font size="3">NEW CBA MAKES SKIPPING MANDATORY MINI-CAMP MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE

    "</font></font>Boycotting mandatory offseason workouts isn’t as cheap as it used to be.


    Under the new labor deal, which was finalized after any mandatory minicamps
    would have been conducted in 2011, the maximum fines for skipping the three-day
    non-voluntary practice sessions have increased. Signficantly.</p>


    Under Article 42, Section 1(ix) of the CBA, a player who skips one day of a
    mandatory minicamp may be fined up to $10,000. If he skips a second day,
    another $20,000 fine may be imposed. By completing the trifecta, a maximum
    additional fine of $30,000 may be assessed, bringing the total possible fine to
    $60,000.</p>


    In contrast, former Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall faced a total fine of
    less then $10,000 for skipping all three
    days of a mandatory minicamp under the last CBA.</p>


    On top of that, a player could be subject to a partial forfeiture of certain
    bonuses, a waiver of any remaining guarantees in his contract, and other
    enhanced penalties authorized by the new CBA.</p>


    That’s ultimately why guys like Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, and other unhappy
    minicampers who are under contract will attend their respective teams’ mandatory
    offseason practices, many of which will happen this week.</p>


    So Jenkins showing up doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to be traded, and
    Jones-Drew showing up doesn’t mean he doesn’t want a new contract. It only
    means that they both have 60,000 reasons to be there — along with any other
    money they could lose by breaching their current contracts."</p>
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    Re: NEW CBA MAKES SKIPPING MANDATORY MINI-CAMP MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE

    Can't see why anyone would want to just fork over $60K in three days when there's less priviledged people out there who don't even make that much in a year. But $60K may be peanuts to NFL players. Strahan laughed off $514K in fines before winning his first Superbowl.

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    Re: NEW CBA MAKES SKIPPING MANDATORY MINI-CAMP MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE

    [quote user="NYGRealityCheck"]Can't see why anyone would want to just fork over $60K in three days when there's less priviledged people out there who don't even make that much in a year. But $60K may be peanuts to NFL players. Strahan laughed off $514K in fines before winning his first Superbowl.[/quote]

    I'm not sure Strahan actually paid those fines.
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    Re: NEW CBA MAKES SKIPPING MANDATORY MINI-CAMP MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="NYGRealityCheck"]Can't see why anyone would want to just fork over $60K in three days when there's less priviledged people out there who don't even make that much in a year. But $60K may be peanuts to NFL players. Strahan laughed off $514K in fines before winning his first Superbowl.[/quote]

    I'm not sure Strahan actually paid those fines.
    [/quote]

    You're probably right. I'm sure there were some talking or negotiations to get him to play by the start of that season. Turned out well.

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    Re: NEW CBA MAKES SKIPPING MANDATORY MINI-CAMP MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE

    [quote user="NYGRealityCheck"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="NYGRealityCheck"]Can't see why anyone would want to just fork over $60K in three days when there's less priviledged people out there who don't even make that much in a year. But $60K may be peanuts to NFL players. Strahan laughed off $514K in fines before winning his first Superbowl.[/quote]

    I'm not sure Strahan actually paid those fines.
    [/quote]

    You're probably right. I'm sure there were some talking or negotiations to get him to play by the start of that season. Turned out well.[/quote]

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