It's too bad I couldn't vote for the first AND last one.
This guy signs a contract, and after a year he wants to go back on it to make more cash. I hate the argument that goes "People think and I know I am one of the top players in the league...so I should get payed like one." Dude, you make tons of cash already, and you know what the nail in your coffin is? YOU were the one who signed the contract in the first place. If you didn't like what you were getting paid (like you weren't one of the best receivers before last year?
), then you shouldn't have signed it.
I love making non-sensical analogies...this is like someone signing up for a cell-phone - they sign a 2 year contract to pay this much money for this cell-phone. After a year of heavy, heavy use they say, "Well, I am one of the biggest users of this service than anyone...I think I should be compensated for it." I very highly doubt they are going to cut you a break on your bill after one year. Once you're hooked on, you're up the creek until the time is up.
Now on the other hand, after your contract is up, they are going to do whatever it takes to get you back because you now have the bargaining power because of the heavy use and a threat to switch companies. This is what TO should have done, and it is less aggravating to a company owner to ask for money when it's time to ask for it.