Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed is getting set to be the head coach at Bethune Cookman University but he is raising eyebrows for what he recently said about the league.
The 44-year-old was asked a question regarding Damar Hamlin’s collapse and the NFL. He did not mince words when he seemingly compared the NFL to slave “fields.”
Reed added that players “get treated like shit” while he campaigned for them to get guaranteed contracts.
“I’ve been saying they need to put guarantees in the contracts because you can die playing this sport,” Reed told HBCU Premier Sports. ““Our sport been the worst sport and everybody knowing that our contracts still not guaranteed and we still get treated like s–t.”
Hamlin’s career has been a strong talking point ever since he collapsed in Cincinnati from Cardiac Arrest. While he has been discharged ot go home, he played this past season on his rookie contract, so nothing is guaranteed.
In light of his situation, Buffalo worked out an agreement with the NFL and NFLPA to pay him in full.
Was it the right thing for the Bills and the league to adjust Hamlin’s deal? However, his situation could’ve been so much different if he had been injured in one of the regular ways we have seen.
Hamlin’s salary for the year is $825,000, so a regular injury would have moved him to IR and his week’s pay would’ve been cut by about $22,000. Guys getting hurt in a brutal sport get their pay cut by 50%.
You might like how Ed Reed presented his argument, but he isn’t wrong.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.