The Daily WTF: Michael Crabtree Holdout Ends

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Erik Frenz in NFL
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á Michael Crabtree was a diva before he ever set foot on an NFL playing field. The story begins on Apr. 21, 2009. The Oakland Raiders are selecting seventh overall in the first round. Desperately in need of a wide receiver, everyone and their brother who had a big board assumed that Crabtree was the consensus pick at that spot. Instead, Al Davis went with yet another 40-yard wonder by the name of Darrius Heyward-Bey in lieu of Crabtree failing to clock a time on the heralded dash. Crabtree was picked three spots later by the San Francisco 49ers, and so began a saga of drama. Feeling he was more talented than the receiver taken before him, Crabtree felt he should be paid like the pick he should have been. The 49ers saw things differently; they felt that he very well may have been a top-fiv ...

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