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tBBC Joey Bosa And Chargers Finally Agree


Joey Bosa And Chargers Finally Agree
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The San Diego Chargers finally ended the month-long holdout with first round draft choice (3rd overall) former Buckeye, Joey Bosa.

The news was announced Monday – August 30 – at the Chargers Training facilities, Chargers Park, in San Diego. The announcement follows five days where both sides pointed fingers at one another, accusing the other of “games.” The primary issue appeared to be Bosa’s $17 million dollar signing bonus and whether the contract would have offset language. The announcement ironically also follows a defensive-horror-show in a preseason matchup against the Vikings who won 23-10.

“I’m happy to be here and there is no animosity between us,” Bosa said. “It’s just a matter of business and I’m happy to have it out of the way. I am very relieved. I knew this was going to get done. I was surprised how long it took. Of course I would have loved to have been out there with my teammates but the NFL is a business.”

“We just wanted what was fair and what people in that position got the last four or five years.” Bosa added.

Coach Mike McCoy would say later that he had heard of Bosa’s agreeing to terms prior to Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. “I had to keep it to myself!”

”He’s here to help us win and I told the team he’s here to help us win,” McCoy said. ”Regardless of when he got here, let’s go.”

There was a threat on the table recently from the Chargers to reduce any offer to Bosa under the guess that he wouldn’t be ready to play a full season. Bosa, number three overall in the past NFL draft is the last rookie to sign. Brian Ayrault, Bosa’s representative, announced only five days ago that all of the statements being put by the Chargers were manipulated facts and that going public would not strengthen the team’s relationship with Bosa.

Whatever transpired between that moment and now is left to speculation. The deal is done. Bosa is now back on the field and ready to help the Chargers win. Bosa has said he would be ready for the September 11th opener against the KC Chiefs.

Bosa also spoked in reference to his mother’s intake publically in this long dispute. Earlier in August, Cheryl Bosa posted a remark toward the Chargers on Facebook. In a reply to someone frustrated by the stalemate, she wrote: ”It bums me out for him so much. Wish we pulled an Eli Manning on draft day.” This past Thursday Cheryl Bosa retweeted an article critical of the Chargers and added the comment, ”The Chargers were petty and terrible even before they tried to stiff Joey Bosa.”

Joey on Monday said: ”What do you expect a mom to do? ‘She loves me, she wants what’s best for me and she made a dumb decision, like I have before, saying something she shouldn’t have said on social media. She honestly had no idea it was public, she thought, because she was sending it to somebody else. Leave it to a mom to mess up on Facebook.”

In Bosa’s 31 day absence from training camp, he and his representatives said he participated in a rigorous workout schedule – saying he is not soft, and is ready.

With that all said and done Buckeye Nation now will have the joy of witnessing a rising star coming from the West.

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