Former 49ers cornerback and KPIX radio announcer Eric Davis is reporting the 49ers and Michael Crabtree are stalled in negotiations and are $7 million apart in guaranteed money. In Crabtree’s fantasy world he was picked seventh in the draft but in the real world where the 49er Faithful and the 49ers organization live he was picked tenth and deserves only the contract players picked at that number are slotted to receive. Davis also reported that Crabtree is still willing to sit out the season.
“They feel as should they should get more than where they are slotted and that’s going to be difficult to do. There’s a certain system in place and the 49ers organization is going to stick to that system. It’s going to be difficult to get anything worked out,” Davis said.
Davis has access to people in Crabtree’s camp most notably former teammate Deion Sanders. This explains the holdout with Neon Deion being in Crabtree’s corner. Both are flashy and have balloted egos. But shouldn’t Sanders be telling Crabtree to sign the contract now, show you are worth what you think you are and then demand a higher contract either in the second or third season of the deal so long as you are putting up the big numbers? You may not know this but there is a Deion Sanders rule in the NFL: A player salary rule which correlates a contract’s signing bonus with its yearly salary. Enacted after Sanders signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 1995 for a minimum salary and a $13 million signing bonus. Basically Crabtree has surround himself with people who only see in dollar $ign$. Sanders knows how to get the maximum payment, Crabtree thinks he deserves the maximum payment and his agent, Eugene Parker, thinks he deserves maximum because he wants to get as much of the 3% agents gets out of a player’s salary. Speaking of salary how the hell is Crabtree living his life? I don’t see any endorsements at all. I am sure he has some sugar mama’s/daddy’s but one would think if this is all about money why would you sit out a season and miss out on millions?
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