Bowen: Stop demanding that players give hometown discounts

The Dark Side of NFL Free Agency
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Hometown discounts? Forget about it. That’s fantasy land.

This game is too violent and physical, and the careers are just too short to leave cash on the table. These players should get as much money as they can before that call from the head coach comes.

As we've mentioned before, the very concept of a hometown discount is utter BS. Not only are players risking their long-term health to play this game, but those so-called "hometowns" are actually cities where players have been forced to start their careers, and at below market salaries. For these reasons and others, the concept of a draft is pretty much the most un-American thing about America's favorite sport.

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