Terrell Suggs, Peters to lose pay?
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May 16, 2012

Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, two All-Pro players who have suffered offseason Achilles injuries that have put part or all of their 2012 season...
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DeltaHedge 
if they cut terrell's pay, he'll show up with a bad attitude--not something the ravens want, so they'll keep paying him.
45 Days ago
coltkilla87 
NFLPA got hosed, but that's the price paid for a 2011 season. The billionaire owners had less at stake than any player in the league. Now the players have to deal with the terrible concessions they agreed to for the next decade.
46 Days ago
SLEEPY903 
It seems like there have been way more achilles injuries in the past 2 years than I have every hear of. Is this the new turf toe???
46 Days ago
earlacher2413 
Sucks for them. You know the money grubbing dirt bag owners are going to keep every penny.
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AJC4410 
They signed a contract, didn't they?
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MysteryMan333 
FU....the idiot union didn't do it's job.......that's right, another idiot union that f---- up, so yu're going to whine about the owners?......moron.
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Truth1925 
1.) Why are you so mad? He's giving his opinon on the owners and you seem a little too offended. 2.) It's "you're" not "yu're" yet you're calling him an idoit and a moron...smh... the irony.
65 Days ago
h3ktlk 
Let me ask everyone something.. If you break your leg playing softball will your employer still pay you for not coming to work because of it? (Insurance excluded - as they could have there own if they were smart enough should this be the case)
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yo_momma5000 
not if you have a contract in place that outlines anything and everything
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earlacher2413 
Yes.
65 Days ago
ravens3553 
No way they will dock sizzles pay. He is a leader on this team and taking money away would send a bad vibe to the locker room. Unless he voluntarily takes a pay cut for the sake of the team, they wont be cutting his pay.
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Filmsinmonochrome 
But he didn't miss any playing time due to the injury. If he would have missed the entire season due to his joyriding would you Steelers fans still be condoning your "classy" team paying his full salary? Plus, this only includes salary. Most of his payment comes from the signing bonus and roster bonuses that wouldn't be touched.
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RealTimeMike 
Big Ben shouldn't have been paid for his appendicitis, either. Non-football injury.
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cdempsey2215 
The funny things is that this particular rule has been in place for a while dating bakc to the old CBA, Teams just dont enforce it. it's there in case someone, like Big Ben bounces his face off of a car agin after crashing his motorcycle, the Steelers could have not paid him them too, due to a "non-football injury" but they didn't do that to one of their stars. The Ravens and Eagles won't screww them either, but it looks like Peters already agreed to have his pay cut to compensate for them having to sign Bell because they are in Salary Cap Jail. So that's a classy move on Peter's part. Im sure, if approached Suggs would do the same, but they have dudes in place to step in and help. In fact when their 2nd round draft pick from 2 year Sergio Kindle "fell down the stairs" getting a skull fracture he was unsigned at the time. baltimore still signed him and took care of him, this will be he first year he will be all healed and able to play football. The Ravens will miss Suggs a lot, but they aren't in horrible shape because Ozzie Newsome does such a tremendous job drafting new starters and at a minimum quality depth every year.
65 Days ago
Prelldarunner 
This clause makes no sense, so you tell me I have to risk not getting paid if I workout away from the team facilities. So if I do not workout and come out of shape I risk getting cut or not play at all. This is a lose lose situation for the player.
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Filmsinmonochrome 
So you're going to risk getting out of shape, possibly losing your spot on the roster, and hurting your ability to sign future contracts to prove a point and slack off in the off-season?
65 Days ago
Waylon Jennings rulez 
Would they get paid if they were run over by Donte Stallworth in the off-season?
65 Days ago
virgosiempre@optonline.ne 
Suggs was training for his career. Doesn't seem fair.
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Filmsinmonochrome 
He's only making $3.8 million of salary anyway this year. Stripping part of the salary would free up the cap space, ergo allowing the Ravens to pay for this replacement.
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mogulripper17 
No, Suggs was screwing around
65 Days ago
TOMMY KRAMER RULES 
and there was a holdout while everyone agreed on the CBA... nice move players. So I guess from now on these guys will just ride around in golf carts so as not to suffer any non-football-related injuries.
65 Days ago
daveyglad 
suggs = benjamin buford "bubba" blue
66 Days ago
ernie_ballz 
I'm sure there is an insurance policy kicking in somewhere. If teams go out and get insurance on the contracts they have to pay while players are out for the season then i'm sure players do the same for their own financial stability.
66 Days ago
Football4Ever101 
>implying that normal people get achilles tendon injuries All injuries for football players are football related.
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jeremy_280 
except when they are playing basketball like terrell suggs was, that is not football related at all!
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RealTimeMike 
umm, basketball was invented so football players could train during the off-season.
65 Days ago
JM9er 
I guess we all assume that these players were being completely honest about how they were injured. I mean all they had to lose was a whole years salary.
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Groobmaster 
JM9er - I guess we all assume that these players were being completely honest about how they were injured. I mean all they had to lose was a whole years salary. I have to agree with this. That's a lot of money to lose. It is so easy for a player to say he was training when he could have slipped getting out of the pool at his million dollar mansion. I am not saying it was, I am just throwing it out there.
65 Days ago
CuelessJoe 
Can I get some love!?!?!? And my paycheck? ooooops! It will be interesting to see if these two are paid by the Ravens and Eagles. lol And, hippyfootball, this is NOT a Rocket Scientists or Brain Surgeons UNION...it's the N F of $@%!$ L.
66 Days ago
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