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JuJu Smith-Schuster: People Want Their Touches, But ‘If You Win Out, Everyone Gets Paid’

Team sports can be tricky to navigate in the era of the athlete. While it is very much appropriate to recognize the players as individuals who have the right to push for what is best for themselves, there is also the global factor of many individuals contributing collective to achieve a common good.

For the most part, teammates support one another in their endeavors to ‘get that bag’, and generally act upon the unspoken rule not to say anything negative about a player who chooses to hold out or use some other negotiating tactic as he tries to get paid, even while everybody ultimately wants to win a championship together.