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Blame the system, not the holdout

Fans may not like it, but Jones-Drew is using a necessary business tactic

Originally Published: August 31, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

There is one holdout left in the NFL, and it's a safe bet that many fans have the wrong idea about Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew. They may say he's greedy and ungrateful. They may demand that he honor his contract. But those naysayers need to recognize that players too often become the villains in these bitter business disputes. The best thing Jones-Drew could do is take this fight as far as it can go, because that's how the NFL's business model works.

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