Mark July 27, 2011 as an important day in sports history. That is because this is the first time I will take Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown in ANYTHING.
Brown has come out publicly and said that he will not trade Carson Palmer. He said that Palmer signed a contract, and expects him to abide by it.
In January, I wrote that Palmer should be set free. Suffice it to say I have come around on that way of thinking.
Just imagine what would happen is Brown caved and traded Palmer. Every player on that team would whine and bitch if it meant getting a one-way ticket out of town.
Brown didn’t trade Chad Ocho-dope-o when the Redskins offered TWO first-round draft picks. He sure as hell won’t trade Palmer for no better than a third-round pick.
Besides, if Palmer hated life in Cincinnati so much, why in the hell did he sign that contract extension a few seasons ago? Short-term contracts are available for a reason dude!
Good for you Mr. Brown. The inmates should never be allowed to run the asylum.