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Many former NFL players have alluded to playing in the NFL as modern day slavery. While some have made this statement, many of their critics have sited the millions of dollars they’ve made in such a system.
Within every professional sport, there’s organization, structure, and discipline. Each year, players are cut for one reason or another. Let’s face it – it’s a business. Some see it as a business while some view it as something different.
The New England Patriots have a winning tradition. Over the last few years, they know how to produce and get the best out of their players. However, that’s not what former Patriots player, Brandon Spikes claims. As a matter of fact, Spikes went on his Twitter page to say that playing under head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots was ‘4 years a slave.’
Spending his first four years with the Patriots, Spikes was placed on IR (injured reserve) at the end of last season. It was because of a knee injury. Here’s the dilemma. Spikes and his agent refute that he had an injury and believe that his being placed on IR was punishment for being late to a team meeting.
Spikes is no longer a member of the Patriots and has joined the Buffalo Bills. He and the Bills will face the Patriots twice in the upcoming football season. Without a doubt, Spikes is looking forward to this showdown.
Here’s what Spikes posted:
“Great games on the schedule for 2014, but it’s going to be like Christmas to hand the #Patriots #PatriotsNation a L…twice!”
“I’m deff gonna knock out a bish!!!”
“I got a lot to prove!!! I love it that way !!”
“it’s icing on my cake to hand the #Patritos two big L’s this year. #justwatch”
As you can imagine, this tweet didn’t go over well for Patriots players and their fans.
Source: NY Daily News
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