Vincent Jackson, Logan Mankins Still Holding Up CBA Deal
WASHINGTON D.C.(CBS)–Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson are still asking for cash compensation and that is one of the holdups over the finalizing of the CBA agreement, a source with knowledge of the situation told Mike Freeman of CBS Sports.
Mankins and Jackson are still asking for $10 million each and this is slowing the process, the source explained. Jackson has denied he is seeking compensation as as he Tweeted: Can’t believe all u read or see in media. I have made no demands, I wanna play ball like the rest of my peers!
And just to be clear: Mankins and Jackson are not themselves asking for the money. Lawyers representing them are.
The lawsuit against the NFL cannot be settled until all the plaintiffs agree and as of late Wednesday night, the source said, Mankins and Jackson were still seeking payment. The NFL, thus far, refuses to agree.
Most likely, after more criticism, the two men will drop their requests and the CBA will be agreed to by the players and owners.
If Mankins and Jackson continue this course of action they may need to move to an isolated island in the Pacific.
San Digeo Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee reported that Jackson will be a Charger, bottom line and will play under the $11.3 franchise tag for the upcoming season.
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