JACKSONVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 14: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars scores a touchdown during a game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field on November 14 2010 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew held a press conference at 2 p.m. on Sunday to meet with the media after ending his 38-day holdout, in search of a new contract. As expected, it was a lively press conference with Jones-Drew throwing out barbs and not taking the cliche road most players take in these situations.
"I did something I felt was right. No one can tell me it was wrong," Jones-Drew told the media. Jones-Drew also indicated that everything was his decision, not that of his agent Adisa Bakari or any other outside influence. Jones-Drew felt he had out performed his contract and wanted to capitalize.
"My stats suggest I've been elite for the last 3 years," Jones-Drew said. "I just wanted to be compensated for it. That's it."
Jones-Drew signed a five-year deal prior to the 2009 NFL season and has two years remaining on his current contract, which is set to pay him roughly $4.5 million for the 2012 season.