Did Felger get used to boost Washington's price?
- As soon as I saw the Contra Times article this
mornming (thanks to Miguel) I knew we were in trouble.
I believe tha the story Mike Felger wrote in the
Herald on Tuesday was a plant by Washington's agent to
get Oakland and Rob Ryan to raise their offer. I
think Oakland had already agreed (because Ryan knew
what Washington wanted back in November) to meet his
minimum $8M contract. By leaking the story through
Felger, they used him to push Oakland into this
I cannot blame the Patriots for not offering that king
of contract. Not for a 35 YO, having broken the same
leg twice in the last two years, and weghing in at ???
I would also like to strangle Michael Smith from the
Globe for that piece he wrote about Washington's role
in the harrassment of the 49'ers trainer. I am not
condoning Washingtons action, but I am questioning
Smith's motivation for publishing the story. Does
Smith need to make a name for himself by taking down
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