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    Re: Bush wants #1-type coinage.

    All I have to say on this is this..

    Surprise f***in' surprise.

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    Re: Bush wants #1-type coinage.

    Does anyone else think the NFL needs a slotted salary system for rookies? Kinda like the one the NBA has, but it would need to be a bit different of course.

    It would help eliminate some of these problems.
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    Re: Bush wants #1-type coinage.

    POSTED 12:14 p.m. EDT, July 20, 2006

    LIKELY HOLDOUT BUSH BELIEVES SAINTS PROMISED NO. 1 MONEY
    Mike Florio

    The marketing agent for Saints rookie running back Reggie Bush predicts that the former Trojan tailback will miss the opening of the team's training camp.

    "Do we feel like he'll be there at the start?" Mike Ornstein told Michael Wallace of The Clarion-Ledger. "I'm not sure where we are right now. I'd say probably not, at this stage.

    "We're not trying to be the bad guys," Ornstein added. "We want the Saints to live up to what they told Reggie at the draft."

    Ornstein is referring to an alleged promise from the Saints that Reggie will be paid as if he were the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.

    "We're confident the Saints will live up to what they stated at the beginning, that Reggie would be treated like the top pick," Ornstein said. "He's been at every camp, at every workout, out in the community. The Saints sold 15,000 season tickets the week after he was drafted. His impact has been huge."

    Bush's football agent, Joel Segal, wouldn't comment on the status of the negotiations.

    So if Segal isn't talking, why in the hell is Ornstein? The fact that Ornstein has been the go-to guy for Reggie Bush sound bites only reinforces the perception in league circles that Ornstein is calling the shots, and that Segal is in play merely because he's certified by the NFLPA to represent Bush in contract discussions.

    If the Saints indeed promised Bush that he'd be paid like the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, then there should be no impediment to getting the deal done. All the Saints need to do is obtain a copy of the contract signed by Texans defensive end Mario Williams, cross out the names of the team and the player, and replace them with "New Orleans Saints" and "Reggie Bush."

    Our guess is that the Saints made no such promise, and that the Bush camp believes that the thousands of dollars in charitable contributions that Bush has sprinkled throughout the Bayou will ensure that, if/when a pissing match unfolds over who said what and when they said it, the man on the street in New Orleans will be inclined to believe Bush.

    After all, they're already calling him "Jesus in Cleats." Why would "Jesus in Cleats" tell anything other than the truth?

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    Re: Bush wants #1-type coinage.

    "Prophet" wrote:
    POSTED 1214 p.m. EDT, July 20, 2006

    LIKELY HOLDOUT BUSH BELIEVES SAINTS PROMISED NO. 1 MONEY
    Mike Florio

    The marketing agent for Saints rookie running back Reggie Bush predicts that the former Trojan tailback will miss the opening of the team's training camp.

    "Do we feel like he'll be there at the start?" Mike Ornstein told Michael Wallace of The Clarion-Ledger. "I'm not sure where we are right now. I'd say probably not, at this stage.

    "We're not trying to be the bad guys," Ornstein added. "We want the Saints to live up to what they told Reggie at the draft."

    Ornstein is referring to an alleged promise from the Saints that Reggie will be paid as if he were the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.

    "We're confident the Saints will live up to what they stated at the beginning, that Reggie would be treated like the top pick," Ornstein said. "He's been at every camp, at every workout, out in the community. The Saints sold 15,000 season tickets the week after he was drafted. His impact has been huge."

    Bush's football agent, Joel Segal, wouldn't comment on the status of the negotiations.

    So if Segal isn't talking, why in the hell is Ornstein? The fact that Ornstein has been the go-to guy for Reggie Bush sound bites only reinforces the perception in league circles that Ornstein is calling the shots, and that Segal is in play merely because he's certified by the NFLPA to represent Bush in contract discussions.

    If the Saints indeed promised Bush that he'd be paid like the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, then there should be no impediment to getting the deal done. All the Saints need to do is obtain a copy of the contract signed by Texans defensive end Mario Williams, cross out the names of the team and the player, and replace them with "New Orleans Saints" and "Reggie Bush."

    Our guess is that the Saints made no such promise, and that the Bush camp believes that the thousands of dollars in charitable contributions that Bush has sprinkled throughout the Bayou will ensure that, if/when a pissing match unfolds over who said what and when they said it, the man on the street in New Orleans will be inclined to believe Bush.

    After all, they're already calling him "Jesus in Cleats." Why would "Jesus in Cleats" tell anything other than the truth?
    If he's ""Jesus in Cleats" can he walk on water?

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