LaVar Arrington went before Congress yesterday and said some things that don't make any sense. Let's go straight to the text:
The linebacker, who now plays for the New York Giants, said that in 2003 he was faxed a contract for an eight-year $68 million deal that failed to include a second, $6.5 million roster bonus in 2006. The NFLPA, which was represented at the hearing by general counsel Richard Berthelsen, said it took action against Poston because the union is obligated to ensure that players collect the maximum salary they can in the marketplace.So let me get this straight: Arrington went to Congress and told them that his agent shouldn't have been penalized for not getting him a big enough contract. He's actually arguing that even though his agent shortchanged him by $6.5 million, the NFL Players Association was wrong in trying to get Arrington more money. This came just a day after Arrington compared the NFLPA to the mob. Oh, and making things crazier, his testimony could lead to actual legislation in the House. Some things just don't make any sense.