Let Ogunleye Walk

After reading this article and watching an interview on ESPN today, I have went from really liking Dolphins defensive end Adewale Ogunleye to now thinking that they should just let him walk, if he doesn’t adjust his attitude.

I am seeing a guy who is not giving the end on the other side, Jason Taylor, enough credit. Taylor is one of the reasons that he can command so much money and act in such a way. The Dolphins offered him a 1.8+ million dollar, 1 year contract and he says he won’t sign it. He’s willing to sit out ten games and then “make himself available” for the last six. If he does that, that is when I tell him to jump in a lake.

I am pretty sure that when the Dolphins signed him and he spent 2000 rehabilitating his knee, that still paid him (correct me if I am wrong). It’s like anything else. You have a great year and you want to be paid. But, what if they give you this contract and you finish with 5 sacks instead of 18? Can they, then, cut your contract by 75%?

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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