Originally Posted by Chip R
Wait till next year when he wants a new contract.
Yep, and the Bengals won't give it to him most likely, and it might get ugly.
Unlike baseball there's no guaranteed base salaries in the NFL (can cut a player at any time) so there's some merit to asking for a better contract at any point you out-perform it's value based on what others are making at your position.
So the Bengals want the player to honor the contract they signed, but there's no honoring the contract by the team/club if they don't want to, so it's a double standard.
Mike Brown's comments never address that of course.