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Marco Rivera or Jerry Jones... who's lying?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ricky, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. ricky

    ricky Cheesehead

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    In some of the papers lately, there was a story that Marco Rivera, after signing with Dallas for a $9 million signing bonus, and after injuring his back, talked with his wife, then walked into Jerry Jones office and offered to void his deal (including signing bonus). Jones refused, according to these reports. Therefore, we have two VERY honoraable people, all doing the "right thing." We have Rivera, a true Packer warrior and good citizen offering to return "ill-gotten gains." Then we have Jerry Jones, a true gentleman, refusing to go back on his written word.
    Oops- when contacted in Hawaii at the owners meetings, Jones said he had no knowledge of any such meeting.
    Which brings up a very interesting question: is some one lying? Rivera said he made the offer directly to Jones. Jones said he knows nothing of the offer.
    The outcome? Blame the media! Rivera will claim he was "misquoted", and Jones will suddenly have a "recovered memory."
    Oh well, I'm posting this wherever I can, because this is just too good to miss.
     
  2. rabidgopher04

    rabidgopher04 Cheesehead

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    Where did you see this and why did Rivera offer to give it back?
     
  3. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    I think he offered to give his bonus back because of his surgery. I'm not sure, I haven't found a valid source for this story yet.
     
  4. IPBprez

    IPBprez Cheesehead

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    What's this? Another RUMOR? You're kidding? Right?
    And to top that off - NO LINK...hmmmm - Go figure that....!

    You could of at least stated you heard it on the Czaban Show (First Team on Fox) on the way into work, partner!

    The "rest of us" will help you look for your link...
     
  5. fondypackfan

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    I read that yesterday actually I think it was on cnnsi but I am not sure I will try and find a link. It basically said Rivera felt bad about signing a huge deal and getting injured offered to return the money and J. Jones refused.
     
  6. grabthar

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  7. IPBprez

    IPBprez Cheesehead

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    Thanks, GT - Anyone else have anything?
     
  8. sixone220

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    THE NEWS

    Rumors surfaced in Hawaii, the site of the NFL owners' meetings, that Cowboys guard Marco Rivera offered to return the $9 million signing bonus he received last month. The rumors began making the rounds after Rivera suffered a herniated disc just days after he signed with the team as a free agent. However, team owner Jerry Jones shot down the rumors on Thursday. "We haven't had any conversations about that," Jones told the Dallas Morning News. Rivera is expected to be sidelined for three-to-five weeks.


    OUR VIEW

    Why on earth would Marco or any other player entertain the idea of giving back a $9 million bonus after being injured while training for the upcoming season? If Rivera plays the entire year without aggravating the injury, most people will forget that it even occurred.
     
  9. slackerbacker

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    I'm just glade it's not GB's problem anymore! Sure would have been nice to trade Marco and got something for him. Doing so before the 04-05 season would have helped the team determine if Tausch could play RG and Barry could play RT while we had Barry under contract. Likewise, it would have freed up some cap space for Def.
     
  10. IPBprez

    IPBprez Cheesehead

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    How outrageous would it be - to suddenly find out that Marco Rivera was done... finis', as they say! A quick trip to the Back Doctor and include a herniated disc for free... and BAM... no more football - especially at his weight, which could balloon if he's not careful once the NFL grind goes away....

    "Dallas signs Marco --- Marco jumps off tall building in a single bound... oops, wait - this isn't Smallville --- aaaaah, my back! :says Marco"

    Newspaper headline ----

    DALLS COWBOYS FRONT LINE WRECKED
    (....film at Eleven)

    Just so ya know - I wish the best for the guy - but it would be gratifying to see Dallas waste some ching!
     
  11. IPBprez

    IPBprez Cheesehead

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    UPDATE ------

    Everybody okay now?
     
  12. IPBprez

    IPBprez Cheesehead

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    More on the same.......
    Ya can't help but admire the guy!
     

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