The Packers Are Trying To Recoup Some Of Martellus Bennett's Guarantee Money Because He May Have Failed To Disclose An Injury
Well, it's about goddamn time an NFL franchise finally stood up for themselves and did what was necessary to protect their money. The Green Bay Packers should bring all the shame and a subsequent lawsuit to Martellus Bennett. Can you even imagine the gall that it would take to hide an injury in the pursuit of long-term employment?
I mean, everything we've heard about the culture of the NFL and the people dying insanely early due to their participation in it leads you to believe that playing through pain is not only allowable, but encouraged. Unfortunately, everyone knows that's under the pretense that the injury occurred after the signing of a sunk-cost contract. If you're going to get paid anyway then you damn well better line that bum ass shoulder up on the end of the offensive line and use it to block 280 pound men that move as swiftly as Olympic athletes that are half their size. On the other hand, if that money has yet to be transferred then you sure a shit better tell your employer about every ache and pain so that they can make it someone else's problem.
After all, a thorough physical given by a medical professional is more of a second opinion than a fool-proof defense against greedy football players and their propensity to fib their way into any semblance of financial security. If Martellus Bennett had a degenerative shoulder issue then Martellus Bennett should have diagnosed himself and let the doctor confirm that his 3-year deal was null-and-void. You can sacrifice years of your life and cells of your brain, but don't you dare think about sacrificing the sanctity of full disclosure.
UPDATE: How are the Packers starting to look in all this?