Brees: Small details getting in the way of big contract
As a guest this morning on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning, Drew Brees shed little light on how close the New Orleans Saints and he are to finalizing a long-term contract for the All-Pro quarterback, The Times-Picayune reports. Brees says he believes that smaller details are preventing a deal from being completed. "Why do contract negotiations take this long anyway?" Brees wondered aloud on the show. "It should be a much more simple process than it is. Certainly, it comes down to certain provisions of the contract. There are little things here and there that take time to resolve." Brees says he still remains confident that the two sides will forge an agreement before the looming July 16 deadline to complete the contract. "I'm confident we'll reach that point, hopefully sooner than later," he says, adding he's not yet worried about what will happen if an agreement isn't in place by training camp. A question about how the league has handled its bounty program investigation elicited the strongest reaction from Brees. "It's been very disappointing," he says. "It's been embarrassing, not just for the league but for all of us who are associated with the league. This is a black eye, regardless of, at this point, whether the investigation shows guys are innocent," he says. Read the full story here.
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