Many in the national media and almost everyone around San Francisco have been openly critical of rookie wide receiver Michael Crabtree's decision to hold-out for more money. Although I never grappled with the issue directly, I'm definitely and firmly in that group. The story is old news by nowùthe kid was arguably the best collegiate wide receiver, got hurt, slid in the draft, the San Francisco 49ers grabbed him at No. 10, Crabtree and an armada of advisers decided he should be paid like a top seven or eight pick, and all manner of insanity followed. There were allegations that 22-year-old was being led astray by his agent, Eugene Parker, for the glorification of Parker's reputation. There was the ever-helpful Deion Sanders popping off from his podium on the NFL Network about the youngste ...
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