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April 25, 2006

Radio clause makes Keyshawn special already

   Are the Carolina Panthers already bending the rules for Keyshawn Johnson?

   It depends on how you look at it.

   Although the Panthers have been wording contracts in recent years to forbid players from having their own regular radio and television shows, Johnson will have a regular show next season on Sirius NFL Radio, according to sources with knowledge of Johnson’s contract with the Panthers and the satellite radio station.

   Johnson has had the show each of the last two years and his Carolina contract was structured with language to allow that to continue.

   The difference, in the eyes of the team, is that Johnson’s show is national. The team started putting the clause into players’ contracts to prevent them from having their own local shows. Players are allowed to make occasional appearances on local radio and television, but the team has its own broadcasting division and wants most appearances on the team’s own shows.

   If that doesn’t seem to make much sense, it’s only because it doesn’t.

   Could get interesting if, let’s say, ESPN approaches let’s say Steve Smith or Kris Jenkins, about having a show.

Posted by Observer Sports on April 25, 2006 at 10:31 AM | Permalink


Thats some sassy writing there Pat! As for the closing line... "let's say" I found that even more sassy!

Posted by: Patfan | Apr 25, 2006 12:23:43 PM

Pat - are you a reporter, editorialist or girl?

Posted by: Ritchie | Apr 25, 2006 3:19:51 PM

Was that last comment necessary? Anyway, I don't see any problem with that, if he had already done that show on Sirius prior to coming to Carolina, What's the problem? I'm pretty sure they already knew that, so I don't think this is going to cause any locker room friction at all. If anyone on the team is going to be petty about that, that's on them!

Posted by: Perry | Apr 25, 2006 3:44:41 PM

Check out Pat's -other- website to find out he truly is a man.

Posted by: Patfan | Apr 25, 2006 9:56:23 PM

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