The National Enquirer claims that in the contentious relationship between A&E and once-dismissed “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, not all has been forgiven…

A&E messed with the wrong redneck...

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“A&E messed with the wrong redneck,” a source close to the show told The ENQUIRER. “Phil has agreed to return, but he’s already working on getting out of their contracts!

“Phil was humiliated by the show’s producers when they suspended him for his personal beliefs about homo­sexuality, and he’s not going to forget it. By agreeing to return to ‘Duck Dynasty,’ it mere­ly buys him more time to organize his new production company.

“He’s a crafty soul with the patience of Job, and he plans to ex­tract his pound of flesh from the network.”

The “Duck” crew signed a new contract with A&E in August for $200,000 per episode, which is said to bind the Robertsons to several more seasons of the show. But, says the insider, Phil is gearing up to hire a costly, high-powered legal team to free them from further obligations after the upcoming fifth season ends.

“Phil and the rest of his crew have plenty of money to do whatever they want – and he’s con­fident lawyers can find a loophole and get them, out of any long-term commitments,” explained the insider. “Phil wants to use his company name Duck Commander as the title for an entirely new show that they can produce themselves and be in control of what goes on.”

h/t Hot Air