Vincent Jackson Trade Watch: Determined To Prove He's Not Worth The Trouble

This USA Today piece about Vincent Jackson's latest imbroglio—his agents worked out a trade, the San Diego Chargers said, yeah, maybe some other time—isn't just a news update; it's a list of reasons why acquiring him is fraught with burning-replica-jersey-effigy risk. The following bullet points all come from this article:

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  • "'The Chargers were asking too much'..."
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  • "Jackson has remained away... for most of the year contract dispute."
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  • "Jackson... is serving an NFL-imposed three-game suspension"
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  • "[Jackson is] on the roster-exempt list, which also mandates another three-game ban."
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All of which can be boiled down to "Jackson is a really surly guy who has proved, on and off the field, to be exceptionally certain that rules of order and behavior don't apply to him, and also he'll miss three to six games to start the season, which is fine since he isn't in shape yet." He's much better than Mark Clayton, but Mark Clayton is much saner (and more available) than Vincent Jackson.

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