Dan Wetzel over at Yahoo! Sports reports on Niners first-round pick Michael Crabtree, and how there’s a crazy notion now that he might just sit out the season and re-enter the draft next year if the Niners don’t give him what he wants – a lot of money.
“We are prepared to do it,” David Wells, a cousin of Crabtree, told ESPN. “Michael just wants fair market value. Michael is one of the best players in the draft, and he just wants to be paid like one of the best players.”
The big issue seems to be that Crabtree, who fell to the Niners at number 10 in April, wants more cash than what the Raiders paid to their first-round pick, wide out Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was the seventh overall pick.
Sure Crabtree was slated to be drafted higher than Heyward-Bey, but at the same time, he wasn’t, and he really needs to get in camp and show his skills.
To read the rest of Wetzel’s column, click HERE.