Balls w/o brains: Culpepper demands pay increase
What do you call a QB who, after signing a $100 million contract and following it up with his worst year ever, demands a $10 pay increase from his owner?
Daunte Culpepper is what you call them, apparently.
After Culpepper got "shown up" by 57 year old veteran Brad Johnson, it takes some balls to ask for an additional $10 million for this season. Especially when few would consider you to be worth the $8 million you're already getting, coming off both knee surgury and playing like a retarded monkey before that.
Owner Zygi Wilf "angrily turned down the request", according to the story.
During this whole process, Culpepper was representing himself - he fired his agent after becoming unhappy with the fact that his 10 year, $100 million contract has, reportedly, very little in terms of guaranteed money - and the Vikings are looking to deal him now. (It sounds like a lot of the bonus money is in roster bonuses that they can get out of paying by moving him - so the bonus money figures reported long ago might not fully represent the situation)
Apparently Minnesota's shopping around of Culpepper is becoming even more of the league's worst-kept secret. Some have declared the Vikings to now be "actively" shopping Culpepper, with a price tag of a 2nd round pick.