OFFICIAL Sam Burgess Retires

heartly87

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This whole Sam thing is a farce. Souths knew he would be stood down with these DV issues and god knows what else is coming down the line. So they got out infront of it with this shoulder shit.
 

mrslong

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I'm amazed at how Sam's life has spiraled. He could have been one of the all time greats of the game, but now he has had to retire in semi-disgrace. I think he has definitely been protected by his friends in the media so it's not as bad as it could have been, (if it was a Darius Boyd or Latrell Mitchell up on DV charges that's all we'd be reading about). Not saying that they should be hanging him out to dry, because I hate the media bloodhounds, but he's certainly lucky.

Anyway Sam, what a shame for you and your family to go out this way.
 

1910

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This whole Sam thing is a farce. Souths knew he would be stood down with these DV issues and god knows what else is coming down the line. So they got out infront of it with this shoulder shit.
Is it a 11 years or more jail crime? If not he wouldn't have been stood down. He's been charged with intimidation not actually physically doing anything.
 
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heartly87

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Is it a 11 years or more jail crime? If not he wouldn't have been stood down. He's been charged with intimidation not actually physically doing anything.
Yeah your right on that regarding the no fault stand down but you would think he would be suspended for it either way for some time.
 

Super Freak

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I'm amazed at how Sam's life has spiraled. He could have been one of the all time greats of the game, but now he has had to retire in semi-disgrace. I think he has definitely been protected by his friends in the media so it's not as bad as it could have been, (if it was a Darius Boyd or Latrell Mitchell up on DV charges that's all we'd be reading about). Not saying that they should be hanging him out to dry, because I hate the media bloodhounds, but he's certainly lucky.

Anyway Sam, what a shame for you and your family to go out this way.
From what I'm hearing, the media aren't crucifying him because they heard what has really gone down and that this is a situation where Sam is actually a victim here.

But that's just what I'm hearing.
 

broncos4life

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From what I'm hearing, the media aren't crucifying him because they heard what has really gone down and that this is a situation where Sam is actually a victim here.

But that's just what I'm hearing.
Sounds like the media, always putting players interests ahead of sales and clicks.
 
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Super Freak

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Souths have been successful in having Sam's money excluded from the cap for the remaining years of his contract.

So much for it being a lot longer before they make a decision.
 

theshed

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Not only that but hasn’t he just been given a job with an inflated wage that will equal the amount of his playing contract in about 6 years?
 

Foordy

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Not only that but hasn’t he just been given a job with an inflated wage that will equal the amount of his playing contract in about 6 years?
not really ... more that they came to an agreement that the he would actually work for the wage they were going to pay him anyway. he gets the benefit of being trained as a sports administrator ... souths get the benefit of paying the money over 10 years instead of 3
 

Morkel

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not really ... more that they came to an agreement that the he would actually work for the wage they were going to pay him anyway. he gets the benefit of being trained as a sports administrator ... souths get the benefit of paying the money over 10 years instead of 3
Except, now that the remainder of his contract is exempt, does he get paid out the remainder and also get the cushy job + wage on top? They are two separate things.

Even more interesting will be if the above is correct, and they don't follow through with the job, now the exemption has been granted. It will pretty much confirm that the job was only created to bypass the salary cap.
 
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