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Titans RB Chris Johnson is Not Pleased With His Contract..Takes It To Twitter

by Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
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I think Chris Johnson has a much stronger case for a new contract than Darrelle Revis.  Since Johnson stepped on the field he has been balling.

Hopefully he won’t pull the “diva” move that Revis did with his fake “headache,” but there is something I think NFL players need to understand.

They are in a union.

They shouldn’t be upset with their teams — they should be upset with the Players Association for not getting them guaranteed contracts.

I have no problem with the Jets or Titans position.  I believe that both Johnson and Revis are underpaid, but these are the contracts they signed … and in reality, if their respective teams don’t want to renegotiate with them, that is their decision.

For every Revis and Johnson there is a JaMarcus Russell who stole money from the Raiders.

You hear this argument a lot:

“It isn’t fair they can cut us at any time, but they won’t pay us if we outperform our contract.”

While that makes logical sense, from a legal standpoint it isn’t a valid argument, because once again, this was collectively bargained by the Players Union.

I do feel for players who are obviously stuck in a bad contract situation, but their angst is directed at the wrong individuals.

Blame your union, not the teams.

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  1. Jim says:

    Sounds like a bunch of spoiled babies. If you signed the contract to begin with, you should honor it. When your contract is up, then is the time to re-negotiate. Until then, do your job and quit whining. If you are performing exceptionally well, your team should recognize that and take the initiative to offer you more money.

  2. Drizzt0311 says:

    OMG just hearing these sissies whining about not being paid to play a game is sickening. You get to play a kids game and get paid millions of dollars….who cares if u are getting 9 million instead of 29 million…..how much money would be enough…..

  3. shep says:

    Chris, I am a HUGE Titan fan not only attenting the games in Nashville but also traveling to some away games.
    I love what you have done for our team but man in my book a deals a deal and you signed a 5 year contract. History tells us you will not repeat the type of year you had again but if you go out and honor the contract you have and put up similar #s, then go after the money.
    Of course year after next we may not even have a season so you are going to be in a bad siuation but come on man,get on the field and let your legs do the talking and they will pay you when your in year 3 or 4 of your current contract.

    • toby says:

      You have that right, spoiled btcs, they signed their contract they need to get to work. They were happy when they signed them.

  4. kennyd says:

    well chris should listen to the advice he spweing in his posts why dont you hit the field and honor the guys who blocked for you and helped you get those 2k yards ???.

  5. Lea says:

    any decent fan would agree, do the job that you signed on to do, be grateful the other players help you achieve the accomplishments you had last year, be humble not greedy
    Lea

  6. rej says:

    Robert E J says Chris & Revis should boycott their agent, The agent is the person that got them in this mess in the first place

  7. dean says:

    he better honor his contract because he sounds like a dipshit on his twitter, i dont see any jobs paying what he makes now with that 3rd grade education of his

  8. Giant fan says:

    One question- why is there even a player's union? 95% of the country's population negotiate directly with companies, and are at will employees- meaning the employer can eliminate our positions or terminate us at will. Our compensation is not comparable to a professional athlete, yet we work hard to meet the expectations of the job. If we exceed expectations, we typically get compensated for that effort the next year, or find other employment. Why do these guys feel they deserve more than the folks paying their salaries (in part, that is we the fans)? Yes, at any time they can have a career ending injury, but they have safeguards in their contracts. We are lucky to have LTD. They need to get over themselves.

  9. mel says:

    johnson stop being a baby and get your behind to work!

  10. crookedcopssuck says:

    by the sound of his tweets, I'm doubting he even completed the 3rd grade….he should be glad he's got a job somewhere other than McDonalds

  11. Rookie1 says:

    I get sick of hearing about these athletes who over produce according to their contract value. For every one of them there are 50 who under produce. When they under produce do they give money back? So why don't they just structure all contracts with low minimums and everything is stair stepped to there production. Win win both sides. Get paid for how you produce. If this doesnt make since sorry just a rookie chimming in.

  12. Darryl says:

    Integrity and Respect is something that money CANNOT buy! Unfortunately, it takes "going through" and humbling yourself along with patience in order to see the light on the other side. He who sows honor will also reap honor – Come on CJ!!! Don't let money change you!

  13. dave says:

    The days of an athlete just shutting up and playing are over. Jerry Rice or Emmit Smith never ever pulled shit like this. It's a joke!

  14. dave says:

    Get your butt on the field and do what you are over paid to do you are not the only RB. in the NFL to have an outstanding year and 2k rushing now put up or shut-up. Maybe if you break 2k rushing again then you might be in the right to ask for more money but i don`t think so. take some of your money and go back to school.

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