Debating whether players should hold out or not is almost like talking religion or politics, everyone has an opinion to no end. But there shouldn’t even be a discussion when it comes to Bucs lineman Demar Dotson.
After a report about both sides reaching an impasse, good friend Mark Cook of PewterReport.com revealed Dotson is prepared to hold out of summer practices.
Bucs starting right tackle Demar Dotson will not return to the Buccaneers until he has a new contract, sources told PewterReport.com on Tuesday evening. That includes this week’s OTA workouts at One Buc, and also the mandatory mini-camp slated for June 16-18. Dotson’s holdout could potentially drag on into training camp, sources tell PewterReport.com, although both sides most likely hope to avoid that scenario.
While both sides may be hoping it doesn’t drag out very long, the situation can also be avoided. The team doesn’t negotiate contracts with players who skip out on practices, like what Dotson is doing here.
While many would like to side with Dotson in this case, he has no leverage or valid reasons to do so. His play has been average — at best — and has been serviceable. Neither one of those descriptions warrant a player to seek out a new deal or hold out in this case.
We’ll see how much longer this truly drags out once Dotson starts getting fined from the team.