HairOnFire Posted April 3, 2008 Report Share Posted April 3, 2008 Douchebagging for Dollars? Highlights from Chad's latest rant on the Kellerman/Kenny Show on ESPN Radio...played and then discussed on NFL Live. "People say he's fussing about a contract. Well, we can talk about that. We can talk about business." [Rambles a bit.] "I fill stands. I sellout games. I do all of this different stuff. But I don't think I'm compensated the way I need to be. I didn't even mention anything about contracts, but it's embarrassing to be one of the best, and be paid what I'm paid. Do you know what I was told? I didn't have a Chad Johnson season. You know what? The love...the appreciation that I get from all 31 other cities, that appreciation I get from fans, from other players, from coaches on other teams...that same love I should get inhouse, from where I play. And when in the end to be told I didn't have a Chad Johnson season. What the hell?" A caller asks Chad which player of all currently playing in the NFL he's like to see the Bengals add. Chad pauses and then answers....Terrell Owens. (So much for his demands that the defense be upgraded, right?) They return to the interview. Chad's response to his so-called desire to play in the Arena league... "I'd probably go play for Bon Jovi right now and I'd probably get paid what I'm making right now." The radio highlites mercifully end and the NFL Live panel discuss what they've heard. Chris Carter immediately mocks Chad. "So the Bengals offered you a bad contract and you signed it. I don't feel sorry for you." Carter is asked what is really motivating Chad. "When they say it's not about money...it's only about the money. He's feeling sorry for himself. He sees the big deals Moss and Owens and Fitzgerald got and he wants some too. But he just signed a new contract." Mark Schlereth(sp?) then mocks Chad's claim that he's the lowest paid WR in football. "You need to back that up. That doesn't mean anything to me. Unless I've got the contract infront of me and I can see what and how you're being paid...it just isn't true. Chad said during the radio interview he's only making 2.7 million this season. That's ridiculous. I'm pretty sure there was alot of bonus money involved that he's just forgetting." Schlereth then compared Chad Johnson to the type of food you walk by when grocery shopping. "He's like the food you eat that drains your energy. The next time you see it you walk on by...go to the next aisle...and get yourself an apple. Something that won't drain your energy just by looking at it." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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