We can all exhale. The Devin Hester saga is over.
But now that it's over, I'm looking at Hester a little differently. It seems like he's just another spoiled, gifted jock. He said in his interview on Bears.com that he thanked God for everything, and that he just wanted to go out and play ball.
If that was the case, why didn't he just suit up with everyone else and let his agent and the organization work out the kinks? I mean, if playing ball was the No. 1 issue, then why all the drama? Why not accept the fact that the deal was being worked out?
Now, Hester is talking like money was never the issue. Money is always the issue with most athletes today. He also said, "none of it would be possible without God." Well, why not trust that God would touch the situation and work it out for Hester's better good?
Don't get me wrong, I think Hester deserved a new deal, but he could've been more professional about it. Remember the fake hamstring thing that suddenly isn't a big deal, but kept him out practice before signing the contract? That must leave a funny taste in fans' mouths.
It just goes back to a recent article I wrote on Devin Hester, when I said the athletes of today are spoiled, overpaid brats. It seems no one plays for the love of the game anymore. It's all about the money.
Having money is good, don't get me wrong, and most people would love to make $445,000 per year. I know I would! But that's the way of the world today—money is the only thing that drives most of us, it's the only passion most people have.
So Devin, would you have left us like Bernard Berrian if they hadn't got the deal done on time?