With many Americans out of work, and families around the country trying to make ends meet and do whatever they can to pay their bills, it’s hard to feel sorry for anyone playing a game and making $9.4 million dollars over the course of one season.
That seems to be the pity party trying to be sold by Bucs franchise player – wide out Antonio Bryant. Two seasons ago Bryant was out of football because he was a trouble maker and couldn’t keep himself in line. He bounced around from three teams, and finally found a home in Tampa Bay.
Bryant got the tag placed on him before free agency started, making him a rich player for one season. This year he’ll make $9.4 mil, but said today on Sporting News Radio that the situation he’s in is “unfair” because the team has no proven QB, and he has to prove himself all over again.
“I’m happy to be there because it’s a comfortable situation in returning somewhere where I was last year,” Bryant told Sporting News Radio’s The Monty Show on Monday. “I know the people, the coaches, the family and the organization, so it’s a comfortable situation as far as that. . . .[But it’s] a one year contract, it’s a ‘prove yourself’ contract, again, and the circumstances for me have gotten a little tighter.
“Now I’ve got quarterbacks fighting for opportunities to showcase their talents so the ability that was there last year is gone. We lost a lot of leaders, so we’re going to have to find some leaders in the locker room. And we’ve got some guys that can step up but there’s a lot more tweaks and new things I’ve got to get comfortable with again. So it’s simple situation, but an unfair situation for myself.”
It’s a joke that Bryant can even make those remarks, but what may be more sad is you get a sense that he actually believes them. If he only had to fight for a living like most of the hard working folks in America, he would understand how stupid he sounds making comments like that above.