Niners First-Round Pick WR Crabtree Throws Out the Threat of Sitting Out the Season


Dan Wetzel over at Yahoo! Sports reports on Niners first-round pick Michael Crabtree, and how there’s a crazy notion now that he might just sit out the season and re-enter the draft next year if the Niners don’t give him what he wants – a lot of money.

“We are prepared to do it,” David Wells, a cousin of Crabtree, told ESPN. “Michael just wants fair market value. Michael is one of the best players in the draft, and he just wants to be paid like one of the best players.”

The big issue seems to be that Crabtree, who fell to the Niners at number 10 in April, wants more cash than what the Raiders paid to their first-round pick, wide out Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was the seventh overall pick.

Sure Crabtree was slated to be drafted higher than Heyward-Bey, but at the same time, he wasn’t, and he really needs to get in camp and show his skills.

To read the rest of Wetzel’s column, click HERE.


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3 Responses to “Niners First-Round Pick WR Crabtree Throws Out the Threat of Sitting Out the Season”

  1. MarkV says:

    You guys did a good job here cutting-n-pasting the important parts! It is important for readers to note while reading the Yahoo! article that currently the information cannot be deemed ‘credible.’ Neither Crabtree or his agent made these comments — his cousin, Wells, did. Until a team official, Crabtree, or his agent (those doing the actual negotiations) make such claims, they should all be taken with a grain of salt.

    I commend you guys for putting the information out there while not ‘stirring the pot.’

  2. jimmy says:

    Crabtree’s a baby

  3. Krister says:

    I’m a Ninersfan and am starting to hope that he holds out the year and reenters the draft and slides down the board like Williams did. Let him try to get that kind of money as a 7th rounder.