Mankins' agent responds to rumors

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 4:15 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Following reports that a pair of plaintiffs on the players side of the Brady antitrust lawsuit were asking for financial compensation, the agent for one of those players said that was untrue.

Frank Bauer, who represents Patriots OG Logan Mankins, told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that his client has not asked for anything. The specific demands that had been reported were that Mankins and Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, both of whom were given the franchise tag before the lockout, wanted either $10 million in compensation.

"I think it's really unfair what has happened to Logan Mankins in media characterizations that he is making monetary demands or holding up a settlement," Bauer told Mortensen.

"Logan Mankins is a young man who was encouraged and solicited into a lawsuit to help the union spearhead a new agreement. Logan's main concern for entering into as a plaintiff was to see if he can become free and help other players have less restrictions. For people to say he has made monetary demands, he hasn't made any such demand. We don't know terms. We haven't talked to (NFLPA attorney) Jeff Kessler. There has been no communication, but it's irresponsible to report Logan has made monetary demands.

"Are we disappointed there has been no communication? Hugely. He trusted the union and Kessler to fight for Logan Mankins and the other players."