I have a serious question for you guys. Hopefully one of you is a lawyer and can give a real answer. I would think when a pro athlete signs a contract he is expected to give a reasonable amount of effort to be able to play at the highest level.
For example when Jerome James signed his contract and then showed up to camp so out of shape that he could barely move up and down the court. Wouldnt he void the contract because he didnt do his part to be in a REASONABLy fit position to play.
I just put reasonable in caps because 10-15 pounds is within reason. But guys like james who showed up easily 20-30 pounds outta shape sounds a bit much to me.
Hopefully someone can explain this to me.