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Chargers’ Joey Bosa Feels Disrespected By Contraction Negotiations

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The Joey Bosa Contract Saga has taken another interesting turn. Before he has even taken a snap for the San Diego Chargers, Bosa is already sounding like a disgruntled member of the team harboring some negative emotions towards the franchise.

The latest buzz coming out of Chargers camp is that Bosa feels “disrespected” by the contract negotiations with the team. Bosa is “pissed off”, “offended” and feels that the negotiations have left a lasting, damaging impression on him.

Bosa has been holding out in hopes of finalizing a contract and the NFL’s current collective bargaining agreement is intended to help limit contract stalemates between rookies and their new teams, but no resolution seems to be in sight.

But Bosa isn’t the only one to blame as the Chargers are no strangers to tense negotiations with rookies. Back in 2001 Ladanian Tomlinson held out 30 days of camp while negotiating his contract with the team. In 2002, Quentin Jammer held out 50 days. In 2004 Phillip Rivers missed 25 days and in 2005 Shawne Merriman missed 7.

So, the Chargers have been down this rough road many times before.

The disagreement between Bosa and San Diego seems to be how the contract is structured. San Diego is demanding offset language allowing the team to recoup monies owed to Bosa in the event he is released and signed to another team. San Diego is also looking for partial deferment of the signing bonus for next year.

Bosa’s camp is rumored to be in favor of one of  the above scenarios, but not both, and thus the stalemate continues.

It seems that the team is being a bit “over the top” with their demands and it would be in their best interest to get a deal, a fair deal, with Bosa finalized. From there they need to repair bridges that apparently seem to be already burned and hope that Bosa will be there beyond his rookie contract.

At this time, it seems Bosa is already eyeing a San Diego departure.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media and DiMoro Enterprises LLC. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony hosts the Anthony DiMoro Show podcast, and formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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Raiders’ Antonio Brown Settles Lawsuit

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New Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, has struck a settlement with a man, Ophir Sternberg, that claimed that he nearly killed a toddle by throwing furniture off of a Miami apartment building balcony, according to TMZ.

In the lawsuit, Sternberg claims his 22-month-old son was walking around the pool at the high-end apartment complex back in April 2018 when suddenly “large objects started to fall from the building many floors above them.”

Sternberg claimed that Brown tossed everything from vases, an ottoman, and other pieces of furniture from the balcony and they landed within feet of the toddler.

Brown had denied throwing the items, claiming that it was another person who had access to his apartment on that day.

Police responded to the scene and reported that Brown was “very agitated” and yelling when they arrived, noting that people have been trying to calm Brown down.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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Eagles’ Jalen Mills Arrested

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested in Washington D.C following an altercation with Washington Wizards player Devin Robinson, according to the Associated Press’ Howard Fendrich (via the Washington Post).

Both men were charged with disorderly affray, which is described as fighting in a public place.

According to the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner, a verbal altercation broke out between the two that escalated into a physical fight that took place on the sidewalk.

Robinson was transported to a hospital following the fight with Mills and upon his release he was taken to to department’s 2nd District station where Mills was detained.

Mills and Robinson were “involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation on the sidewalk adjacent to the Opera Night Club” in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to the police report.

Both teams have since responded, with the Wizards essentially parting ways with Robinson due to the incident.

“We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend him a qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season,” the Wizards said in a statement.

The Eagles issued a statement saying that they are “aware of the situation” and “continuing to gather more information.”

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Mike Tannenbaum Joins ESPN

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Following his run as Executive Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins, and long-overdue dismissal following a disaster 2018 season, Mike Tannenbaum is joining ESPN, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.

Tannenbaum will end up being ESPN’s replacement for Bill Polian, who retired from broadcasting to become a co-founder of the Alliance of American Football, which officially ended all operations last week.

Tannenbaum will make appearances on SportsCenter, NFL Live, and other ESPN productions in the build up to the NFL Draft and will also be a part of ESPN’s draft coverage during the 2019 NFL Draft.

At the end of the 2018 season, Tannenbaum was “reassigned” within the Dolphins organization, although no details were provided at the time and no information regarding his re-assignment have been made public since.

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