What is wrong with these people?

So I think we can all agree that baseball and football players today are overpaid and spoiled, take for example the Giants Plaxico Burress who coming off of a Super Bowl win is unhappy with his contract

And while Burress was on the field, he refused to practice because of what he called “a business decision.” It turns out that the receiver who caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII is unhappy with the progress of negotiations for a new deal.

So lets make sure we understand this, back in 2005 when Burress signed the agreement it was a good deal, but now he refuses to practice without a new deal, even though the current contract has three years left on it On the other end of the spectrum the Mets Ryan Church tries to do a good deed and offered to cover the funeral expenses of Donald Leo, killed in a NYC crane collapse, but Donald Leo’s fiance refused to accept his offer not because she didn’t need it

“Don was a die-hard Yankee fan,” Belcastro said in a statement. “It would not respect his memory if he accepted this.” The grieving Belcastro added that she “greatly appreciated” the offer.

Crane vic’s fiance turns down aid from Mets player So again I ask you what is wrong with these people?

3 Responses to What is wrong with these people?
  1. Gerry
    June 12, 2008 | 3:01 pm

    No comment on the second instance. That’s just odd.

    However, I don’t have that big of an issue with players wanting to renegotiate their contract. Owners constantly restructure player deals if they play worse or need to move money around for salary cap reasons. Owners set a precedence by reworking contracts (whether for the team or for the player), so it’s not like the argument “there are so many years left in the contract” actually means anything in this day and age.

  2. Gregg Eldred
    June 12, 2008 | 3:06 pm

    Unlike you and I, when they sign a “contract” it is more like a ‘guideline.’ It is negotiable every year, no matter what was agreed to in years past.

    “Waaaahhhhh, I don’t think I get paid enough.”

    Join the club, Plaxico. Don’t like the contract? See ya in court.

    As much as I loathe the Yankees, if one of them offered to cover a loved ones funeral expenses, I would graciously accept the kind offer. I wouldn’t root for the Yankees, but I would for the player. And I would send a “Thank You” card to both the Yankees and the player.

  3. Dimitri Prosper
    June 12, 2008 | 3:30 pm

    Not such an unfamiliar story in the world of sports. They all do it:

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