Report: Banner Didn’t Say He Wouldn’t Have Done Jackson DealBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, Front Office, News Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Philadelphia Inquirer Eagles beat reporter Jeff McLane tweeted a message yesterday involving former Eagles President Joe Banner. It was in response to an article written by Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe concerning Banner’s opinion of the contract the Eagles agreed to with DeSean Jackson.
Bedard made some statements about what Banner thought of the Jackson agreement.
Here’s the message which McLane communicated.
“Joe Banner did not tell the Boston Globe that he wouldn’t have done the DeSean Jackson deal. @GregABedard, as he restated, was simply giving his own opinion. By the way, Banner would have done that team-friendly deal and advised Howie Roseman in the negotiations. Banner had issue, however, with Jackson’s original asking price last summer and with paying a player, with obvious risks, who should have had motivation to play in the last year of his contract”.
Notice the end of the statement. Banner had issue “with paying a player, with obvious risks, who should have had motivation to play in the last year of his contract”. This comment comes right after saying he would have done the deal.
So which is it?
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