Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 6/26/12
Former-New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan found out what the team is paying his current protege Osi Umenyiora and thinks his friend is way "underpaid." "To be honest with you, it's flat-out robbery," Strahan told The New York Post. "If it were me, I would have sat at home and I wouldn't have played," said Strahan. "That's just me. I've threatened to do that in my time and I ended up getting what I wanted. Osi's a different mindset than. I'm probably a little more, 'I don't care what people think.'" What Strahan seems to forget is that the last time he held out for more money, he piled up over $500,000 in fines and penalties. When Strahan did return, he didn't get the increase in his $4 million salary. Umenyiora was unhappy with the contract he signed in 2005 and— earlier this month— agreed to a restructuring that will pay him about $7 million this season— up from $3.975 million— before he becomes a free agent. For Strahan to criticize a jump in pay like that is kind...
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