NFL  > General NFL  > Carson Palmer: The arrogance of walking away from 11 million dollars
September 2, 2011, 09:22 PM
Something is just not right with a grown man walking away from a job paying eleven million dollars.
In what universe is eleven million dollars chump change, in whose world is eleven million dollars not a significant benefit to someones pocketbook.
These are times when most common folks are struggling to make ends meet and happy to have any job at any salary, I really have a hard time stomaching this, it is insulting as far as I'm concern.
It's been reported that one (among others) of the reasons he wants to get out of Cincinnati is because he doesn't like his boss, maybe Mr. Palmer doesn't understand there are millions of folks out there who don't like their boss but still go to work for a hell of a lot less money than eleven million.
We can all agree on that.
Look I understand we all need to be happy with all we do in life, maybe Mr. Palmer should bite the bullet, do the best he can this season and try to move on next year.
Mr. Palmer most have Bill Gates type money to walk away from eleven millions and a contract close to fifty millions.
Situations like this are telling us that this folks in pro sports might be making too much money.
Next time you're thinking about spending your hard earned cash on that 100 dollar jersey or a 200 dollar sneaker you might want to think about stories like this and buy something else.
Just saying.
September 2, 2011  09:33 PM ET

If he's not happy he's not happy. This organization is obviously treating him like crap if he's walking away from the money. I'd rather be happy and make the kind of money I make now then be unhappy with eleven million dollars.

September 2, 2011  09:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If he's not happy he's not happy. This organization is obviously treating him like crap if he's walking away from the money. I'd rather be happy and make the kind of money I make now then be unhappy with eleven million dollars.

My dear friend that is not the case with anybody I know , but again I'm just a working man...

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September 2, 2011  10:09 PM ET
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If I paid an employee 11 million dollars I'd expect him to be happy.

Thank you...That is all I'm saying, fake it for a year and see if you can move on...

September 2, 2011  10:38 PM ET

He may have money invested and not need the 11 mil.
From what I understand , Palmer wants to play for a contender, and he's not getting any younger. Most of these high profile athletes want a ring, and also be known as a "great" QB, RB, whatever. I don't know that I'd want to play for someone like Mike Brown either, and never get anywhere.
There's always two sides to every coin.

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September 3, 2011  12:23 AM ET

From what I've read, he has done something no pro athlete does...SAVE HIS MONEY. So he says he has plenty to live comfortably and support his family, really what we all strive for. He retired. It's his decision, plenty have retired at around his age. I don't find it insulting, I find it refreshing to see a pro athlete who can actually feed his family for the wages they make and not just blow it on 18 mansions and 32 expensive cars and useless stuff like that. Good for Carson.

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September 3, 2011  06:18 AM ET

Palmer's primary-problem was the same as Chad Ochostinko's....they were Also-Rans in the AFC North; PITTSBURGH OWNED!!!

September 3, 2011  06:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He may have money invested and not need the 11 mil. From what I understand , Palmer wants to play for a contender, and he's not getting any younger. Most of these high profile athletes want a ring, and also be known as a "great" QB, RB, whatever. I don't know that I'd want to play for someone like Mike Brown either, and never get anywhere.

....Or, play for someone like Jerry Jones....who hires (easily-managed) Head-Coaches like Barry Switzer & Wade Phillips!!!!

LOL!!!!!!!!!

September 3, 2011  07:48 AM ET
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$uckit-up carson,.....oh wait,....he allready did, to the tune of [$80-mill] !........honor your contract, esp. with 4-yrs. remaining [yu-fool] !

lol...lol

September 3, 2011  07:50 AM ET
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From what I've read, he has done something no pro athlete does...SAVE HIS MONEY. So he says he has plenty to live comfortably and support his family, really what we all strive for. He retired. It's his decision, plenty have retired at around his age. I don't find it insulting, I find it refreshing to see a pro athlete who can actually feed his family for the wages they make and not just blow it on 18 mansions and 32 expensive cars and useless stuff like that. Good for Carson.

Got your drift..but I'm not going there...

September 3, 2011  07:53 AM ET
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Understood, but a contract in the NFL is not the same as a contact to regular folks. In the NFL, your employer can terminate a contract at any time for any reason.

I believe it can be dome by drugs or other crimes detrimental to the team....not just for any reason

September 3, 2011  08:24 AM ET
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....Or, play for someone like Jerry Jones....who hires (easily-managed) Head-Coaches like Barry Switzer & Wade Phillips!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!

You know what you should do? Don't go away mad.................just go away.

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September 3, 2011  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

From what I've read, he has done something no pro athlete does...SAVE HIS MONEY. So he says he has plenty to live comfortably and support his family, really what we all strive for. He retired. It's his decision, plenty have retired at around his age. I don't find it insulting, I find it refreshing to see a pro athlete who can actually feed his family for the wages they make and not just blow it on 18 mansions and 32 expensive cars and useless stuff like that. Good for Carson.

Exactly!!

September 3, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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I believe it can be dome by drugs or other crimes detrimental to the team....not just for any reason

For any reason at all. Only thing the player has is the "guaranteed" money due him. The only concern the team has is the cap hit.

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