Re: Crabtree to hold out, blame the Raiders.
Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
Not exactly the same, but I think the Bengals did a good job in not succumbing to the trade demands of Ochocinco.
If Smith wants to sit out, get fatter and blow millions in the process the Bangals need to tell him to have at it. These negotiations are not about the player, they are about the agent. The agent doesn't want to "look bad" by having their player agree to a lesser contract than a later pick. For the agent it is about the ability to market themselves to the next player rather than doing what is in the best interest of their current player.
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