Richard Sherman’s comments underscore importance of NFL players to understand the business of sports

by Angela Davis|@jerseygirlsport There's been quite a bit of talk among NFL players about the size of the contacts among NBA players. Some have even talked about a strike. With the NBA not nearly as profitable as the NFL, it would make sense that NFL players have contracts the match those of NBA players. Not so. Richard Sherman shed some light on this topic at the ESPYS and talked about what must be done from the players.
If we want to get anything done, players have to be willing to strike,” Sherman said at Wednesday night’s ESPYs in L.A., via Deadspin.com. “That’s the thing that guys need to 100 percent realize. You’re going to have to miss games, you’re going to have to lose some money if you’re willing to make the point, because that’s how MLB and NBA got it done.”
I completely agree with Richard Sherman. The players complain, but many don't understand the business of sports. They aren't fully educated about how to handle their contracts. Worse, the don't understand that they have the power to control how much money they'll make. The NFL owners are set to make even more money, and none of it is trickling down to the players. While some are angry at the owners, I would argue that owners aren't obligated to give more than negotiated. However,players are responsible for learning and understanding the business they're in. It's a shame that the most profitable pro sports enterprise pays its players the least. Players would do well to get off social media and get on top of managing their contracts. They should be prepared to strike if necessary. What do you think?

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