Unfortunatly..............in today's world, if you are considered to "be in the way", people will walk all over you, or kick you to the curb in order to achieve their agenda. It's the same in sports as the rest of the world. If you are perceived as a threat, you are gone. This happened in Green Bay, with Donatel, and now Sherman.
It's happened to me in my life several times too.
Anyway you say it, they got fired.