"Sometimes, the perception becomes reality and it's not fair," Mason told Sporting News. "Looking at him, you can see he's in great shape, that he can still fare well and produce numbers. But now he's been treated like a scapegoat for what happened in Buffalo; it's unfair. After a while, right or wrong, there are just some teams that don't want to deal with a potential headache. He can be still an asset for some contending team."