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Still holding out from Chargers, Joey Bosa’s mom wishes her son “pulled an Eli” Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images
COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 04: Defensive end Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after one of his first-half sacks against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on October 4, 2014 in College Park, Maryland. Also pictured is teammate Steve Miller #88. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Former standout Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa is still holding out as the No. 3 overall selection to the San Diego Chargers, and it appears things are only going to get nastier before they clear up.

Even Bosa’s mom is fed up at this point, per San Diego Union Tribune, commiserating with a Facebook friend that it bums her out “so much,” and they should have “pulled an Eli Manning on draft day.”

San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Union Tribune

Bosa’s mother is referring to the 2004 NFL Draft where Manning was the clear-cut No. 1 pick, but forced his way out of San Diego to land with the New York Giants.

According to Pro Football Talk, the Chargers haven’t spoken with Bosa since July 28. Bosa’s holdout surrounds negotiations over an agreement on offset pay and the top pick’s signing bonus.

Bosa, like those before him, has requested either no offset pay or his signing bonus up front. San Diego has dug its heels in and appears unwilling to meet those demands.

If Bosa holds out through Week 10, he wouldn’t be allowed to play in the NFL this season. If he doesn’t sign a deal up until the draft next season, he would reenter the draft and the Chargers would not be able to draft him again. They also wouldn’t obtain a compensatory pick.

San Diego has until Tuesday, August 9, to trade Bosa.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's FanBuzz.com. He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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