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Player agents feuding with Dolphins

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08:37 AM ET 10.06 | The Dolphins are feuding with prominent NFL agents John Rickert and Peter Schaffer, who filed a grievance against the Dolphins with the players association this week because Miami is refusing to pay guard Artis Hicks' $1.2 million salary. The Dolphins claim Hicks, their first offseason signing, did not disclose a pre-existing neck condition. Hogwash, his agents says. Hicks was released last week. Will the agents steer players away from Miami now? Rickert said "if this is the type of treatment" players get, "it would definitely enter our thinking."

Miami Herald

Artis Hicks, Christian Petersen/Getty Images Artis Hicks, Christian Petersen/Getty Images
October 6, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Which might be a problem if the Dolphins were relevant

October 6, 2012  09:14 AM ET

This is another nail in Ireland's coffin. Excuse me don't you make contracts contingent ion passing a physical. Pay him the money and shoot Jeff and put him and Phins fans out of there misery

October 6, 2012  09:24 AM ET

The Phins are battling with the Jets to see who gets to drive the clown car.

October 6, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Why does he have two agents? That's like having two hemorrhoids.

October 6, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Why does he have two agents? That's like having two hemorrhoids.

Morning Canuck

October 6, 2012  09:56 AM ET

When agents lose their commish, in this case about $50,000, they do get active. And once this case is settled, Hicks will be on his own.

October 6, 2012  10:13 AM ET

My take on it is...........Every player is required to take a physical prior to being signed by a team. It is also my belief that most teams have their own physicians conduct the physical. Now base on this, I say if a team physician conducts a physical and fail to identifty injuries because of either overlooking something, or because of gross incompetence, its the teams fault and not the signee's fault. Base upon this, it is my opinon that the NFL commissioner's office should take immediate action and force the team to pay the contract player. It is also noted that you've had instances where teams have denied payment to coaches based largely upon their own assessement, and rather erroneously. Of course, that won't happen because these teams own the commissner.

October 6, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Morning Canuck

Hey Swampy.

October 6, 2012  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hey Swampy.

I want my hockey

October 6, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I want my hockey

No s hit!

October 6, 2012  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

No s hit!

Yes I want hits and elbows and 2-handers across the ankles


<sigh>

October 6, 2012  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I want my hockey

Me too.

October 6, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Me too.

They'd better come back soon for the sake of the Stars Otis. Most of your UFA signings will be getting AARP mail-outs next year.

October 6, 2012  11:46 AM ET
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They'd better come back soon for the sake of the Stars Otis. Most of your UFA signings will be getting AARP mail-outs next year.

Yeah... Those marketing initiatives around Jagr aren't gonna have much of a shelf life, are they?

October 6, 2012  11:59 AM ET

Will the agents steer players away from Miami now?

Answer: What is NO? Follow the money. That never changes.

October 6, 2012  12:35 PM ET
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Yeah... Those marketing initiatives around Jagr aren't gonna have much of a shelf life, are they?

or Whitney

October 6, 2012  01:18 PM ET

Show me the Money!

October 6, 2012  01:18 PM ET
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Will the agents steer players away from Miami now?Answer: What is NO? Follow the money. That never changes.

Unless the player has the money and wants to win a championship!! just the reverse for Manningham and Jacobs won the SB then went for the money with the 49ers

October 6, 2012  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Show me the Money!

Sir Mangler!! Tip of the hat ole chap!!

 
October 6, 2012  01:32 PM ET

The Team has a lot going for it, one of them is to screw the players!!!

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