JPP's Standoff With The Giants Is A $14.8M Gamble
Jason Pierre-Paul doesn't want his injured hand to cost him his salary. And if he can't get a guarantee, things seem bound to get messy.By Carter Woodiel | September 21, 2015
It's been two and a half months since Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul lost his index finger in a Fourth of July fireworks accident, but he thinks he’ll be ready to play soon.
The team isn't so sure, and unless the two parties work things out, the next step could be a trip to an independent doctor and, possibly, a grievance filed with the NFL.
The difference of opinion isn’t surprising. Before his injury, the Giants offered Pierre-Paul a franchise tender that, if he signs it, will pay him nearly $900,000 per week. (Video via ESPN)