David Mulugheta, the agent for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas took to Twitter on Saturday to question why NFL fans side with teams when players hold out seeking a new contract.
Thomas did not report for the start of training camp of the Seahawks this week and Adam Schefter reports his holdout could extend into the regular season if a deal isn’t reached:
There’s also a belief around the league that, unless he gets a new deal or trade, Seahawks’ safety Earl Thomas is preparing to sit out through training camp and into the regular season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2018
Here’s what Mulugheta wrote on Twitter:
The fact that NFL fans side with teams worth billions instead of players, that put their bodies on the line day in & day out, never ceases to amaze me. Teams can cut players anytime but players are expected to honor contracts. Capitalism is obviously reserved for certain people.
— David Mulugheta (@DavidMulugheta) July 28, 2018
Thomas is scheduled to earn an $8.5 million base salary as he enters his final year of his contract in 2018.