This is one SMART dude. He's getting up in age and his contract with the steelers is up after this season. He refuses to negotiate a new contract with them. If you are familliar with the steeler organization, you'll understand why he's smart. As per steelers, they structure contracts for older players to pay them in their later years of that contract. Problem with that... they cut them when they are supposed to make the big money. Think about it now. If he signs ( Faneca ) with a new team, he'll make his money now, with a big signing bonus included. He'll sign a three or four year contract for 25 million, make 2 more pro bowls, and be done with the NFL and set for life. Not like other steeler legends. If you think one of your favorite players has been wronged, post it and tell us about your feelings of how and why. Doesn't have to be just steelers either. Let's attempt to keep this civil. This isn't a head to head debate. I've been a steeler fan since the sixties and i've seen a lot of mis-treatment by the organization. From Joe Greene, Bradshaw, Webster, and Franco to Woodson, Winston, Lloyd, and a host of others. Bettis even took a pay cut to finish his carreer there, and he had a contract that was supposed to pay him three times what he earned his last two seasons. I know pro players make outrageous money but thats the market.