NFLPA: Everything is cool between us and Logan Mankins
|07.21.11 at 6:42 pm ET|
According to the NFLPA, Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins has reached out in an attempt to clear the air over the report that he was seeking either $10 million or unrestricted free agency in exchange for dropping the Brady vs. NFL lawsuit. The NFLPA issued the following statement late Thursday evening via NFLLockout.com:
“The NFLPA leadership has been in touch with Logan Mankins. He and the NFLPA are disappointed by unnamed and unsourced reports in the media that he asked for any financial compensation to be a named plaintiff in the Brady case. Any contention that he would put himself ahead of the other players in this league are baseless. He reaffirmed his support for a fair settlement that is good for ALL players and members of the class.”
Mankins and San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson, two of the 10 plaintiffs in the suit, were denied unrestricted free agency during the 2010 uncapped season, and both sat out a sizable chunk of the season as a result. (Jackson and Mankins were among a group of players who have had to wait six years to reach unrestricted free agency because of previous rules.) Jackson tweeted earlier this week that he has ‘made no demands, I wanna play ball like the rest of my peers!’
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