The NFL's a business. Sentimentality is nice, but sentimentality doesn't put points on the board. So when a beloved player gets the boot, there are understandable hurt feelings. On Tuesday, former Saints RB Darren Sproles found out he was going to be traded rather than released on Twitter, of all places, and his wife Michel was, to put it politely, not amused.
You can understand her frustration on both an emotional and financial level. Finding out you're going to be traded and not cut via Twitter is a pretty cold way for the Saints to do business. Plus, cutting Sproles would allow him to negotiate a presumably more lucrative deal, whereas he's still under his old contract via a trade.
Of course, Sproles is now a Philadelphia Eagle thanks to an early-Thursday trade. We're thinking Mrs. Sproles' full-volume defense of her husband will play well there ... as long as he plays well there, of course.
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