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Reed Complains About Media Twitter Coverage

Hey Ed, Please Stop Tweeting.

The Ed Reed saga took another interesting turn on Monday night and of course Twitter was involved.

Earlier in the day Reed had posted a “tweet” last weekend describing his domestic bliss, yardwork, and that his bosses should know he is comfortable.

As with most Twitter posts it’s about something rather mundane and usually it wouldn’t garner any media attention. But these are not usual times for the ball-hawking Reed. He recently missed a mandatory mini-camp and there has been no word as to why he wasn’t there. The front office nor his head coach couldn’t help provide any insight as why Reed was not present.

So we are all left to speculate just what, if anything Reed’s recent actions mean.

Is it a contract ploy?

Is he going to retire?

Is he just bored and didn’t want to come to workouts?

Is it, a non-issue?

Who knows because the one man who could clear all this up, Reed himself hasn’t communicated publicly on the matter.

Until last night when he fired off these three entries into the Twitter-verse.

We tweet about our camps with kids throughout offseason why That never makes espnnfl.com etc… This probably won’t get a RT

Build people up, not tear them down.

Players that have2be smart business men,in a business that don’t care an inch about them though we grind for that inch-notalwaysrightbutreal

 

So, Reed is now apparently upset about which tweets the media covers and which they ignore?

The media’s job is to report stories and to engage in commentary when appropriate. Reed’s situation is news and to Ravens fans in particular big news. If he doesn’t want his contract status to overshadow his community work then answer some simple questions and stop playing this cryptic game on the Internet.

I realize that it’s all a business and player’s have to get what they can when they can. If he wants to holdout or hint that he wants to holdout then go ahead, it’s your career and your right. But there are consequences and you have to expect fan and media backlash over your actions.

Let’s not forget, Ed Reed is currently under contract for the 2012 season and he’ll make 8.5 million for his services. How does not honoring an agreement you already signed stand to help you in negotiations for an extension? He’s a still a top player but he’ll also turn thirty four this year and has a host of injuries.

I know he’s an important player to the defense and he’s had a Hall of Fame worthy career but I can’t see the Front Office blinking on this one. I also can’t see how fans would be in his corner when he’s already one of the highest paid players on the team. A holdout would put him at odds with his employers and his fans. So what else can he do?

I’d say go play football, honor you contract, and put your computer in storage.


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