Most civil settlements include a provision that requires the parties to keep the details of the deal — most importantly Shaq Thompson Color Rush Jersey
, the amount of money that changed hands — quiet and confidential. Few civil settlements will generate the kind of urgency to get the details as will the settlement of the collusion grievances filed against the NFL by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.Although the wishes of the parties should be respected, reporters and media companies (well, all media companies except the media company owned and operated by the NFL) will want to find out what the league paid, justifying the effort to invade a private agreement by citing the public interest.The effort will be relentless, and it will be creative. For now, no one is talking. As time passes Kawann Short Jersey
, and perhaps as alcohol flows in and around the Scouting Combine or the annual league meetings in late March, someone will.Usually in cases like this, the person who receives the money is the one most likely to blab. In this case, the greater risk comes from the people doing the paying. The NFL’s 32 teams will know the amount, because they’ll be paying the amount in 1/32nd chunks. It takes only one owner to whisper the amount to a reporter in order to get the number out, and it would be impossible for the league office to track down the leak. If the amount of the payment was high and if an owner wants to make Commissioner Roger Goodell look bad for his handling of the Kaepernick situation Vernon Butler Color Rush Jersey
, leaking the amount would do it. Conversely, if the amount of the payment was low (especially when divided by 32) and if an owner wants to make Kaepernick’s case look weak, leaking the amount would do it.The subtle (or not) for whoever gets the information quite possibly would be to couch the payment the way the owner who leaks the payment wants it to be characterized. (The broader could entail a long-term vow by the reporter to “take care” of the source.) And there will be much speculation based on who gets the number as to how and from whom the person got it.Once the number is out, that could spark another legal skirmish as to which party leaked it and whether some sort of sanction should apply. (Months ago, it was suggested during an episode of the #PFTPM podcast that the league should break the amount into five or 10 annual installments, with an understanding that the payments would immediately end if it can be proven that Kaepernick violated the confidentiality provision.) And it’s entirely possible that one side will leak the information in a way to make it look like the other side leaked it.Regardless Cam Newton Color Rush Jersey
, it would be foolish to think that this information will never come out. It will. Even if it doesn’t, one of the upcoming annual reports issued by the Green Bay Packers may contain one or more hints about how much the Packers (and, in turn, the other 31 teams) paid to make the Kaepernick and Reid cases go away. That means, of course, that they will draft a quarterback." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteCat Scratch Readera Carolina Panthers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsAboutPanthersOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Keep Sounding PodcastPanthers 2019 NFL DraftCSR Film RoomFiled under:Panthers 2019 NFL DraftIdeally Michael Palardy Jersey
, the Carolina Panthers will draft an offensive tackle in the second round tonightNew,67commentsThat means, of course, that they will draft a quarterback.EDTShareTweetShareShareIdeally, the Carolina Panthers will draft an offensive tackle in the second round tonightBob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsThe second round of the NFL draft always shows the disparity between who the media liked and who teams actually wanted at the top of that year's class. This year is no different, and that disparity has worked out in the favor of the Carolina Panthers. The board is still heavy with probably-talented offensive line and defensive back prospects.The Panthers don't have a slam dunk starter at either left guard or free safety. Their depth across the line and the defensive backfield is also perilously thin. An ideal second round pick can go a long way towards filling one of those holes. But which one should they focus on?Their pick should be an offensive tackle. Daryl Williams is an unknown quantity following his knee injury last year and may ultimately return as a better guard than he ever was a tackle. Picking a tackle in the draft affords the team the flexibility to field five talented linemen with a modicum of insurance in the event of injury.Most of the remaining tackle prospects have the capacity to kick inside to guard if needs be. The same can't be said of the natural guards. Williams might also factor into the guard plans if the Panthers have an able body capable of replacing him on the outside.At that point https://www.carolinapanthersfanshop.com/Sam-Mills-Jersey
, selecting a left or right tackle is irrelevant because Taylor Moton can technically play both. That leaves the Panthers, assuming the draft board falls even mildly favorably, deciding between a safety and another talented lineman. That should be an easy choice. Put another way, another talented lineman trumps not another talented lineman.The second right might start with a run on tackles. The Panthers might have a secret yearning for a receiver that most of us have never heard about before. The draft is weird and full of mistakes, so I'm not saying they will draft any protection for Cam Newton. I'm just here arguing that they should.