Found June 12, 2012 on Fantasy Football SPIN:
It looks like Maurice Jones Drew is going to be a no-show for the team's mandatory mini-camp next week even at the price of a $60,000 penalty - although that's not a lot of cash considering both what he is getting paid and what he wants to get paid. MJD believes that he has out played the five year contract he signed in 2009 for $31 million. Normally we come down hard on spoiled athletes who hold out but running backs, particularly three down, hard working, successful running backs are the exception.
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