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You'll note my post said "contracts" not "salary.

~80% of NFL players are in bankruptcy. Even the rookie members who get paid the least earn 5X my parents annual income before taxes. We aren't even diving into advert contracts and the other side things NFL players due to somehow not have any money at the end of the day.

They get little sympathy. They don't know how to manage their money. No one goes into the NFL Draft thinking "I'll only do this for 3-5 years" and then use that bacherlor's in leisure management, no they go into it with the I'm-Invulnerable-and-will-do-this-forever-Complex that kids have.

Historically speaking, what is happening with the NFL is quite normal. Pop stars with short careers don't make much money at the end of the day for the majority...and get used and not-appreciated by the people footing the bill. Despite all the fanfare.
It's not the current players so much as the former players. I agree. Today, NFL pros are idiots. However, its not really them so much as the guys before them that need the help. In this situation however, both sides are in the wrong. The current players are all *******s spare for a few. If I made that much bank, I'd invest, buy a modest home, get a care with decent mileage and put the rest aside. They don't manage their money at all and I have no sympathy for the ones in bankrupcy. However, the ones who came before 20 years or later need the help. Unfortunately, it's greed vs. greed here.
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Who cares about handegg?
I don't.
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lots of british people care about handegg
Oh, you mean MANegg? (No Barbie plastic armor)
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If they still use parts of his code, they're still making money off of they work he did. However it really depends on his contract. If I as an artist took an hourly wage at EA and made a trash can that ends up used in several of their other titles, that wouldn't give me the right to demand payment for every game it was in.

However, "He signed a development contract with EA in 1986 that allegedly entitles Antonick to royalties on derivative versions of the "Madden" game."

This most certainly sounds like an exclusion to that case. The wording is going to be key here. I can't believe EA even signed a contract like this with him really, it's totally atypical of game design positions.
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I don't.

Oh, you mean MANegg? (No Barbie plastic armor)
say wut ? don't you know that football players run with the force of 1000 suns? you would be instantly pulverized if you stood in their way.
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say wut ? don't you know that football players run with the force of 1000 suns? you would be instantly pulverized if you stood in their way.
You must be trippin', just like this guy.


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