You see it in the NFL. Currently, Buffalo Bills' Jason Peters is holding out of training camp until a new deal gets inked. He wants more money, even though he's already signed for the next three years.
You see it in MLB. Look no further than the whole Manny saga in Boston right now. And if you're not much familiar with that, here's the low-down: http://insider.espn.go.co...05%26name%3dgammons_peter
The NHL is next. These lucrative 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 - heck, 15(!) (WANG!) - year deals are just bound to create similar problems - both from a personnel level, the players themselves, and for teams.
Then there's the whole transfer agreement dilemma going on at the present, taking international hockey by storm. Unless a viable long-term solution can be arrived at, that issue isn't going away either.
So, what say you?
These players are already making millions. In Manny's case, a ridiculous amount and he wants a ridiculous amount more.
Are you worried by this disturbing trend of players not honoring contracts?
This isn't the 50's or 60's anymore. Loyalty is hard to come by. It's a hard, cruel world out there, and let's not forget, pro sports is (for good or for bad) a business first and foremost - we all know that as hockey fans from the 04-05 lockout.
And what's the answer? How do you deal with these sorts of players? I would love to hear feedback about this very current issue, which I feel will only get worse in due time.
My take: These players signed the deals. It's their duty to honor the contract. Simply put, and listen up players, if you're not planning on fulfilling the obligations behind a contract, please don't sign it.