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Re: Wow!

February 12, 2020 09:12AM
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That really, really penalizes the owners that don't have serious cash.

It kinda seems unfair to teams like the Raider, but as you say, it protects the players.

See my other post this thread.

The players themselves argue against the escrow policy. They claim it was put in place in an older era when teams might actually default on payments. That kind of protection is no longer needed, they say. That kind of protection is no longer needed because in the era of big network money and the cap, the chances of a team failing to pay have decreased susbstantially. That's the union position. The union position is that the real effect is to limit guaranteed money.

This leads me to think the reason owners might back the escrow policy is precisely because it puts a hidden cap on guaranteed money.

I'm wondering if this is a situation where the policy was originally put in place to protect the players but now that's been turned on its end and it hurts the players.

I think you're right on the owners' motive for backing the escrow policy being that it functions as a hidden cap on guaranteed money. It probably didn't start out that way though.
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  Something I learned about NFL contracts and guarantees

Deadpool508February 12, 2020 06:22AM

  Re: Something I learned about NFL contracts and guarantees

zn190February 12, 2020 06:30AM

  Wow!

RamUK160February 12, 2020 07:52AM

  Re: Wow!

zn130February 12, 2020 08:05AM

  Agree zn, spanos crying poor is laughable

promomasterj90February 12, 2020 08:33AM

  Re: Agree zn, spanos crying poor is laughable

zn80February 12, 2020 08:49AM

  Re: Agree zn, spanos crying poor is laughable

Ohiorams57February 12, 2020 09:01AM

  Which teams can't afford it? Spanos is worth 2.4 billion

promomasterj31February 14, 2020 09:53AM

  Re: Which teams can't afford it? Spanos is worth 2.4 billion

AlbaNY_Ram29February 14, 2020 11:31AM

  exactly it's cash flow not assets

zn38February 14, 2020 12:21PM

  They don't have to have cash in a bank vault

promomasterj25February 14, 2020 01:14PM

  Re: They don't have to have cash in a bank vault

zn27February 14, 2020 02:13PM

  You think Kroenke has 700 million in cash lying around?

promomasterj34February 14, 2020 03:23PM

  Re: You think Kroenke has 700 million in cash lying around?

zn32February 14, 2020 03:44PM

  Re: You think Kroenke has 700 million in cash lying around?

AlbaNY_Ram32February 14, 2020 04:42PM

  Re: Wow!

dzrams63February 12, 2020 09:12AM

  another take on this

zn59February 12, 2020 11:22AM

  Its funny how that works

Deadpool60February 12, 2020 10:28AM

  Re: Its funny how that works

zn47February 12, 2020 08:45PM

  TO fix This Guaranteed Non Guaranteed - League needs Gurley Rule like NBA Bird Rule

Rams_8149February 14, 2020 04:31AM

  That's not what the NBA Bird Rule is

AlbaNY_Ram50February 14, 2020 07:40AM