Suggs fires back at Woodley
The Ravens linebacker told "Sports with Coleman" on WVIE-AM in Baltimore that he hopes such a pay scale is in the next collective bargaining agreement, although he would have been against it when he was new to the league.
"When I was coming in as a rookie, I thought (the idea of a rookie pay scale) was the biggest baloney I had ever heard," said Suggs, a four-time Pro Bowl selection. "But now being a vet, being on the other side of the fence, and seeing the vets that have been in the league for years, have longevity and still haven't reached that payday, I think it's pretty unfair, and definitely the rookies should have to earn their money.
"You'd have rookies that would come in and show up to work with their blue-collar shirts and their hard hats. We would have less prima donnas in the league."
Suggs signed a six-year, $63 million contract with the Ravens in 2009. The contract guaranteed Suggs $38 million and was the largest ever for a linebacker at the time.