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Maurice Jones-Drew Holdout: Jaguars Owner Not Worried About Holdout

New Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan isn't stressing much about his team's best offensive player, Maurice Jones-Drew, holding out for more money than the $9.5 million dollars he's set to make during the team's 2012 campaign.

Khan told NFL.com that it is Jones-Drew's decision to sit out, not his:

"He's not here, and that's his decision," said Khan, who acknowledged that he met privately with Jones-Drew last month. "Believe me, it's not a great concern. You hope for the best, and you plan for the worst. Our goals for the season don't change, and if he isn't here, he isn't here. I don't control it. It's his choice."

Maurice Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing last season and holding out seems counter-productive as his absence from training camp is costing him $30,000 per day in fines from the team.

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