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How not to get paid in the NFL

DeSean Jackson and Matt Forte are taking different approaches. Neither is working.

Originally Published: November 16, 2011
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

Before totally condemning Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson for his recent unprofessional behavior, let's examine how professionalism is rewarded in the NFL.

Matt Forte is unquestionably the Chicago Bears' best offensive weapon. (Sorry, Devin Hester.) Forte leads the Bears in rushing and receiving. He's in the final year of his rookie contract, which will pay him $600,000 this season.

By NFL standards, getting that much production from Forte at that ...

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