So he just didn't want to go to camp and play in preseason games. Got it.
Seems like he didn't think that one through. Wasn't he fined somewhere around 800-900K? The main disadvantage in doing that was primarily the fact that JACKSONVILLE wouldn't have used him much, if at all, in the preseason. Appears to be a dumb reason to lose that much money, but hey, I'm sure 800-900K is chump change for elite players like MJD.
EDIT: I guess the more accurate figure was 1.2 million.
They need to hurry the absolute fuck up and announce a deal for the NFL on UK television. They're trying to make the NFL more popular over here and they haven't even got a deal in place to show it on TV anymore. Amateurs. Nothing makes a weekend like Sunday NFL Countdown, then 3 games on the spin.