A Sign Of Weakness? Eagles' Rookie Says Players Are Asking Him For Loans

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We’re reaching the final hours before the March 3rd deadline when the NFL will lock out its players, and no resolution is in sight.As with most pro sports labour disputes this situation will likely end with the owners getting more of what they want than the players, as they are in a better position to handle short-term financial losses than most players.

Already, there are indications that some NFL players are unprepared for a lockout.

Brandon Graham was the Eagles’ first round pick in 2010 and earned $14 million in guaranteed money.  He says that more than one teammate has already approached him seeking loans, one for as much as $100,000. 

“They try not to make it awkward. They’ll come to you like they’re joking, but they’re serious.”

It will take more than a few guys to soften the NFLPA’s stance, but eventually they may have to give in to the owners’ demands as more and more of their members voice concerns about their financial situations.

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