NFL....modern day slavery?

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    Thanks to the football union the next NFL season is uncertain. Viking running back Adrian Peterson compares his 3 Million per year salary as "modern day slavery". Pretty ignorant and insulting ain't it? The minimum wage for a NFL player is $295,000 per year for not playing. Most players make far more with average salary Million per year and that doesn't include so-called superstars. I'm sick and tired of whining sports celebrities. Let them get on the unemployment line like 10% of Americans.
     
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    Slavery? aren't those guys making millions of dollars?
     
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    Your first sentence negates any credibility you have on the topic. The owners have no culpability in the lockout? So what if players make millions? In what context was he comparing it to slavery?
     
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    So the price of the paycheck determines job satisfaction? Would you star in gay porn for $3 million per year or straight porn, if you're gay?
     
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    If you want to talk slavery in sports, it would have to be college basketball and football players. Evidently a player can't even sell something he earned without committing a violation and causing the firing of his coach!!! Don't have much respect for an organization that has taken in billions, but will put a school on probation because a booster gave someone traveling money to go to a family funeral.
     
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    Huh? job satisfaction? whats gay porn have to do with this? if you do gay porn you are not a slave, unless someone puts a gun to your head and takes all the moneys from the film, you may hate your job if you get money for it, you are not a slave.
     
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    You are half right. The players union has no credibility. There is no question that being paid a million dollars per year is a "fair" salary. The players are employees. The "owners" do more than catch a ball (or not) every now and then. They take the risks, build the parks and manage the teams.
     
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    Being dissatisfied with one's job is hardly the definition of slavery, bub.
     
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    What does job satisfaction have to do with whether you are free or a slave?

    What does porno have to do with the price of tea in China?
     
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    Ironic that the same people who argue that multi-million dollar salaried CEOs earn every penny they negotiate for themselves, and decry any notion of a ceiling, are the first to opine that athletes are overpaid and should just shut up and play.
     

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