Bob Grant’s Advice for DeMaurice Smith
In Defense of DeMaurice Smith
The information that came in across the “wire” earlier today was crazy. I have no idea as to whether Dee is ever going to work with the Independent Retired Player Advocates or not but I will support him in his demand for respect from the NFLPA.
That Brother is one of the top attorneys in the nation and that is why they worked so hard to get him. So why would “they” now disrespect him by offering him “MINIMUM WAGE” for a job that Upshaw was paid top dollar. (Upshaw wasn’t even an attorney and he proved it many times.) If the job was a six- to seven million dollar a year job last year, why is the NFLPA crowd now representing it to be worth only a buck-fifty-an-hour.
We all thought that Mr. Smith was now the official Executive Director of the NFLPA but as it turns out, he was elected and he presently has no contract with them to make one single nickel yet!
Gene seemed to have arranged – with the help of certain folks – to have positioned and established himself as “Idi Amin/Da Da/President-for-Life” while he was alive. Now the NFLPA bunch is only offering Smith a lousy three-year contract.
As we used to say in the streets Dee, “Don’t let them ‘PLAY’ you.” You could make what they’re offering you on one single case with your law firm.
I would like to know how “They” plan on splitting up the difference between Gene’s old salary and income from all of those secret compensation deals that he set up for himself and his family if they do get Mr. Smith to accept that “MINIMUM WAGE” offer that they are now making.
This may be the last time that I side with Dee Smith on anything but I have no problem saying that the Brother should be paid!
Don’t let them “PLAY” you, Dee!
Independent Retired Player Advocate