When TM entered discussions with the players they gave them a series of offers which included “buyout figures, transfer fees, or the option to come back and play for the team” Bobir said. All of these attempts were rejected and the players instead, asked for a large lump sum of money as compensation for ‘reputational’ damages.
Why the Full Story Matters: The Tainted Mind’s Controversy
Max Melit

Are you suggesting their reputation/career was not damaged?

From their perspective, feeling abused by a shady company in a foreign country, it is not surprising in the slightest that they were pissed off. At that point anything from TM would be too little and too late.

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