Petrino: Contract? What contract?

By Darrell Laurant  |   Thursday, December 13, 2007  |  Comments( 2 )

Atlanta Falcons
What if San Diego Chargers star LaDainian Tomlinson, despite a long-term contract, were to tell the team owners, "I need to be closer to my family in Texas, so I'm quitting to go play for the Houston Texans"? Or what if Donovan McNabb just decided one day that he'd like to play for his hometown Chicago Bears? They couldn't do that, obviously. If...
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CommentsComments: 2
No.1
Doug
01:08 AM
12/14/2007
Having employees sign any such pledge becomes a condition of employment and has no standing in court. I've got a better idea for you, when an employer asks you to sign a contract, Willingham and Notre Dame come to mind, why not you the employer honor all the terms of the contract? Boy Wonder, Charlie Weis, has some success with Tyrone's recruits. Wonder what would have happened if Willingham had been allowed to finish out the coaching part of his contract? Guess we will never know.
No.2
fr8ttrain
10:11 AM
12/14/2007
Contracts have escape clauses too, so don't get all hung up on it, if a coach wants to go, Saban, Petrino, et al, let them go. The last thing you want is a half ass at the helm. If anyone ever wanted to quit on me, Good Riddance. Good luck to Saban and Petrino, they need to be
at the college level, they simply didnt have what it takes and they knew it and bailed. Now the SEC opponents can eat them alive. One thing,compounding on Doug's comment, it is definitely a two way street, coaches get fired too, so how is that honoring a contract?? It's business don't be fooled by the fancy uniforms.
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