|"Still Wanna See My Book?"|
You want me to open my books to the employees? Is that what you're saying? Remember what happen to the last guy that asked me to open my books? As an owner of a business, I'm not obligated to show you anything, it's my business. Where else can an employee demand to see the financial records of a company, especially if it's privately owned?
As players you either roll with what I'm saying or don't play. It's that simple! Where else can you make several million dollars a year playing football? I've given you that opportunity and it doesn't exist anywhere else. Also according to a Sport Illustrated article in March of 2009 entitled "How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke" explains even further why I don't need to negotiate with players.
If I just sit tight they'll be broke enough to give me everything I want. According to that article, by the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce. So if I know that, why would I be interested in negotiating with some guys that could potentially be broke in two years.