Vernon Davis has already voluntarily forfeited $200,ooo of his workout bonus, so being fined another $70,000 was not in his best interest of his brand.
Davis told 95.7 The Game that he intends to be a participant in the 49ers mandatory minicamp next week.
“You know what? I plan on being there,” Davis said, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “I plan on being there.”
Davis says he and the 49ers are good.
“Everything is all cool between me and the Niners,” Davis said. “You know what? It’s not really about my contract. In life, you have to make business decisions, right? The 49ers are always making business decisions, and I’m a business man and I’m an entrepreneur.
“So the thing I want to do is get other guys to start making business decisions. When it comes to yourself, you’re your own entity. So why not take charge and do that?”
I’m not a mathematician or anything, but if Davis wanted to send a message to 49ers brass, wouldn’t he have benefited more from collecting his money for OTAs and forfeiting the minicamp fine?