Originally Posted by Jooser
Harrison contract shows what a beating he took
Posted by Darin Gantt on April 24, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT
As it pertains to new Bengals linebacker James Harrison, we now have a dollar figure to attach to pride.
And his was costly.
According to Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange, Harrisonís new two-year deal with the Bengals is worth $4.45 million, including a $1.2 million signing bonus.
The deal includes base salaries of $1.4 million and $1.1 million, workout bonuses of $100,000 each year, and per-game roster bonuses which could total $300,000 this year and $250,000 next year.
That means his maximum payout this year is $3 million.
Compare that to the what he could have made in Pittsburgh, and he clearly lost this offseason.
According to an earlier report, Harrison turned down a 30 percent pay cut from the Steelers, which included a chance to earn the balance back in incentives.
Based on the $6.57 million in base salary he would have received before he was released, that comes out to around $4.5 million this year.
So while he said he didnít hate the Steelers, heíll doubtless be motivated to make up the difference on the field twice this season.
What an idiot. At least I hope he has fired his agent since he can't fire himself since both are morons for turning down the Steelers' offer.
I hope that ego was worth $1.5 million this year.
Last edited by Oviedo; 04-24-2013 at 01:22 PM.
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