Redding is also signed to a huge deal.
Jesus EA, would it kill you to have 1 hardcore fan from each team look over the roster? Any halfway decent Hawks fan could tell you that Jennings isn't as old as you think he is every year, that Burleson changed his contract years ago, that Redding changed his contract almost immediately after coming here, and that Mebane is better than Cole.
Absolutely negligent. It wouldn't take much to fix it, just more than EA will do.
Sarlacc, on comparing .NET to Soccer: And why not? It's a bunch of people running around in circles, feigning pain, and never scoring.