In the immortal words of Rocky Balboa, "Yo, Adrian," you seem to have either forgotten or neglected your history. How you can compare modern-day football players to slaves - presumably with a straight face - is way beyond me. Nowhere in the history of earth have slaves been able to do what they say they love doing while being paid millions of dollars; nowhere in the history of earth have slaves been able to determine, after a short time, their place of employment and the salary they will be paid; and nowhere in the history of earth have slaves been able to retire after only a few years of 'service.'
When Kellen Winslow, Jr compared football players to warriors he was pretty soundly bi***-slapped for making that unfortunate comparison; but you have taken his lunacy to the extreme. Please, consider the people who, in the sad history of our planet, really have been slaves, or currently are!
You are not a slave, Adrian, you are a spoiled brat. You are an entertainer who has forgotten that without the audience the best play in the world is only a rehearsal. Of course it is true that there would be no football without the players; but the fact is that, if there were no owners you'd be playing your games in sandlots, and if there were no fans you'd be playing for chump-change.
Quit throwing your little tantrum, Mr. Peterson, and get back to work. Then all of us, players, owners and fans, can get back to the game -- yes, the game -- we all love and enjoy.