The biggest misconception about camp is that Julius Peppers has to prove to teammates that he wants to be a Panther. He doesn't. When there is a contract dispute, players side with players. NFL players do and NBA players do, not occasionally but every time.
Panther tackle Travelle Wharton was asked if he or his teammates had hard feelings about Julius and Julius' very public request after the 2008 season to play for another team.
"Why?" asked Wharton in response to a question from a South Carolina television reporter. "What did he say?"
One player's contract dispute this season could be a teammate's dispute next season. They're all aware of this. Players have the capacity to separate business from football.