What exactly does the "Silent Treatment" entail and why is Carolina Panthers Defensive End Julius Peppers whining about it? Peppers, who will be an unrestricted Free Agent in less than a month complained publicly that his team, the Panthers, haven't talked to him so he's going to take his game and go someplace else where they "will make him their friend and love him and hug him and call him George" (quote from a Bugs Bunny cartoon-look it up).
((Don't make me angry//Courtesy: WGEM-TV))
Peppers, a 5-time Pro Bowler, played last year with the "Franchise Tag" applied to him. Don't feel sorry for him though, he made...oh...about $18 mil last season. He said that though he was open to a long term deal last year he's not any more. He says he thought "The future was looking brighter" after last years dismal season for the Panthers. Now he just feels like he's not loved.
Read more from the GastonGazette.com RIGHT HERE
Still more from WBT-AM in Charlotte RIGHT HERE
If you want to listen to the whole interview/sob story then go to WFNZ-AM in Charlotte's website and then click on Podcasts. The link is RIGHT HERE
Obviously, in an uncapped year, Peppers will be able to demand a pretty good price. We just wonder why he felt the need to pop up in an interview and whine about being ignored. Julius, maybe the Panthers were still trying to figure out how they can afford you. Or maybe they've decided that they can get roughly half of a team for what you are going to cost. Who knows. If you don't want to play in their sandbox anymore, that is fine, it's your right, but just do something about it and quit whining.
In the meantime, here is Peppers scoring a touchdown on a really, really bad pass. Thanks, You Tube: