Yet you have none of that vitriol for the owners who take part in the same salary negotiations. Funny how that works.
There's one of your problems. You're seeing "vitriol" where there is none.
Your next problem is you are making this simply about owner vs player and completely ignoring the salary cap and how that affects the team and the fans.
In my perfect world there would be no cap and I wouldn't care one bit how much a player could milk an owner for.
You've also drifted from my point, which was that the league, or society, doesn't owe the player the ability to set himself and future generations up for life based on a short career that is over by 30-35 years old. The fact that the massive revenue generated by the NFL allows these players to set themselves up for life in such a short time is great for them and I don't begrudge them in any way. They should get their share. However, turning down very fair offers which would set them and future generation up for life, to get the absolute biggest bag they can, at the expense of the team and fans, is greedy and shortsighted.
If you were handed 80 million dollars you couldn't make that work to set yourself and future generations up for life? You would need another 20 million and then another 100 million in four or five years? If so... I'm going to have to question your business acumen. lol