Leave it to the Detroit Lions to waste a talent like Calvin Johnson. I mean, they already did it once with Barry Sanders so the mold was set. In both cases the Lions required the athletes to repay portions of their signing bonuses, over seven figures each, and as a result they strained the relationships moving forward. Why? These guys weren’t failed 3rd round draft picks, they are legends in the franchise. Guys you want to hang around the organization throughout retirement. Megatron is STILL active in the Detroit community despite his torn relationship with the Lions. So if Rod Wood wants to “rebuild” the relationship with Johnson, start by giving him his money back. He certainly was worth more than the million or so he paid back. But, he probably won’t and he’ll end up mismanaging those funds in free agency because that’s the Lions way.
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