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Postby KingGhidra » Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:36 pm

from fanball.com

The ink isn't even dry on the new contract of quarterback Tommy Maddox and already other Steelers want their fair share. "I'm happy for Tommy; I think he's well deserving of an extension," Hines Ward told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "But why do Tommy and not Hines? That's the question I asked. I didn't get an answer." The three-time Pro Bowl receiver was the 29th-best paid wideout in the league last year, with a cap value of $2.1 million, and says the Steelers have turned down his request for an extension. Steelers president Art Rooney II cited club policy not to extend contracts of players who have more than one year left on their deal, though he admitted the Maddox case?the quarterback was under contract through 2006?was an exception. "It has to do more with the position than anything else," Rooney told the Post-Gazette. "It's an exception that will rarely be made."

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With Plaxico Burress already skipping minicamp because the Steelers haven't offered to extend his deal, which expires after this season, Ward may feel his status as two-time club MVP entitles him to an exception as well. The Steelers take care of their own, and eventually Ward will get paid?but probably not until after the season.
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Postby MikeKid » Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:38 pm

Homie needs to get paid, he's a top 5 receiver
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Postby NittanyLions » Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:40 pm

He deserves it, hes the one there, hes a GREAT WR, its time he is paid like that. Maddox's situation was much different
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Postby MCG321 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:43 pm

Nothing wrong with Ward playing even harder in hopes of gettin' extra cash!
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Postby Guttpuppy » Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:05 pm

MCG321 wrote:Nothing wrong with Ward playing even harder in hopes of gettin' extra cash!


Ward plays hard because he loves the game,the money will come.
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Postby moochman » Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:05 pm

I wish they could find a way to add incentives to pre-existing contracts. I know it's problematic, but it sucks that you can't make your players happy and accountable. I hope it translates into Ward gets pissed and proving why he is underpaid, and not sulk all season.
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Postby The Guru » Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:22 pm

He deserves the money and a new contract.
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Postby MCG321 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:23 pm

The Guru wrote:He deserves the money and a new contract.


No doubt there. Top 5 receivers shouldn't be making better than top 29 money.
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Postby Azrael » Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:36 pm

Since when do we pay people? Seems like every year we lose a couple guys off the defense and offensive lineman to free agency.
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Postby Slingblade » Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:22 am

yeah, ward for sure deserves mroe cash...being the only player that is worth a flip on the steelers offense
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