Calvin Johnson tells Lions he wants his money back
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Prolific pass receiver Calvin Johnson left the Detroit Lions following the 2015 season. The company wish to have himback But there’s a “catch.”
It’s rather the resume. The 2nd total choice in the 2007 NFL Draft, pass receiver Calvin Johnson is the Detroit Lions’ all-time leader in catches (731), getting backyards (11,619) and goal receptions (83). In 9 seasons, he was called to the Pro Bowl 6 times and made All-Pro honors on 3 celebrations. In 2012, he set the league record for getting backyards in a season (1,964).
But the efficient entertainer remarkably ignored the video game following the 2015 season. And as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press describes, the nine-year pro was required to pay back a piece of his 2011 finalizing bonus offer to the group. It was certainly a relocation that did not review well however it was not without precedent.
The company had actually done something comparable with Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders after he ignored the video game following the 1998 season. But group president Ron Wood and the famous entertainer have actually had the ability to remedy that circumstance.
Lately, Wood has actually revealed some interest in fixing fences with the super star wideout. And Johnson has an extremely easy service to the issue, as he specified through Birkett this weekend:
They currently understand what they got to do. The just method they’re going to get me back is they put that money back in my pocket. Nah, you do not do that. I do not care what they state. They can put it back, then they can have meback That’s the bottom line.
Johnson described that he has actually not spoken with the company. And evaluating by his remarks (through Birkett), there does not appear to be any rush on his part: “I ain’t talked to Rod. I don’t even want to talk about that. I don’t have no reason to talk about that. I don’t even talk about the Lions.”
It’s difficult to inform if this story is ever going to have a pleased ending.