As if the on-going saga involving Jason Pierre-Paul and his missing digits couldn’t get any more insane.
ProFootballTalk is reporting via Ian Rapoport that the defensive end could be planning to file a grievance against the Giants if an independent doctor deems him ready to play after the team’s doctors say he isn’t.
This oreal is starting to shy away from focussing on a firework turning JPP’s hand into a hoof, and become what the NFL at large is known best for: arguing over a boatload of money.
Mike Florio of PFT explains:
“The team’s doctors quite possibly are influenced by the fact that clearing Pierre-Paul to play means that the team employing the doctors will be paying JPP more than $870,000 per week. If Pierre-Paul files a grievance (it would actually be a “non-injury grievance” under the Collective Bargaining Agreement) and wins, the Giants would be forced to take him back.
Mechanically, the process likely would start with Pierre-Paul signing his $14.8 million franchise tender. Otherwise, the Giants could yank the tender immediately after the independent doctor says the player is ready to go.”
Clearly we have moved past the grotesque viral photos of Pierre-Paul’s once-was-a-hand and have moved onto ugly contract talk.
The worst part is that this is probably far from over.
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