Dear Mr. Seymour,
Please report to your new team. Thanks.
And this is why so many people are so sick of sports. Look I understand that Richard Seymour isn’t thrilled about being traded from a Super Bowl contender to the worst franchise in professional sports. I wouldn’t be either. But when you demand a huge contract, your current team has every right to make the decision to move on without you and you have to live with it. Richard- you signed a contract that allowed the Patriots to trade you and, low and behold, they did. They traded you because they knew you would not take the money they were prepared to offer and they made the decision to get something from you, instead of nothing. You made this bed, now you have to sleep in it. Don’t expect us to feel sorry for you as you prove, once again, how prevalent greed and misplaced priorities are in sports.
Look, I appreciate everything you have done for the Patriots. When you actually decide to play hard, you are one of the best players in the league (offense or defense) and I am sorry to see you go. However, I fully support the Patriots business decision to get a first round pick for you and now you must live with your business decision to value money over winning. Go play your year in Oakland and then do what you want. If you want to win, I’m sure the Patriots or Colts would be willing to talk with you. If you continue to value those few extra millions…well Al Davis loves writing big checks.