Ike Taylor unhappy with taking a pay cut
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/30/2014) Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor told The Jim Rome Show that he was "pissed off" about taking a pay cut to stay with the team this season. He gave back $4.25 million in salary.
"I'm pissed off about it, still am pissed off about it and I'm going to be pissed off until the end of the season about it," Taylor said. "Did it hurt me? Hell yeah. Does it still hurt? Yeah, it hurts, but hopefully I can go in and bounce back this year, do what I need to do on the field and we will see what happens after."
Taylor added that he considered leaving the Steelers when asked to take a pay cut but noticed that other players who didn't take pay cuts struggled after getting released.
"I didn't want to leave Pittsburgh, point blank, period," Taylor said. "I've got a lot of relationships -- I have a lot of friends, I gained a lot of business relationships in Pittsburgh. Just hearing from other guys coming from other teams and being on the team with Pittsburgh, they say it's like no other; it's like day and night, so I'll listen."