Urban Meyer's New Contract Has Some Massive Buyout Clauses

There doesn’t appear to be anything especially crazy in Urban Meyer’s new contract, but along with a salary bump that at least nominally makes him higher-paid than Jim Harbaugh, the coach of the defending college football champs locked in some nice buyout figures, should Ohio State decide to fire him before… » 4/14/15 5:38pm 4/14/15 5:38pm

Actually, Tom Brady Is Getting Another Raise

It's time for the biennial "Tom Brady restructures his contract" news cycle, and it always goes the same way: the initial release, passed along by a useful media mouthpiece, makes it seem as if Brady is forfeiting money to help the Patriots afford to get him better teammates; then, the details come out, and it emerges… » 12/30/14 9:00am 12/30/14 9:00am

Tyron Smith Isn't A "Cowboy For Life." He Just Got Screwed.

Yesterday, Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith signed an enormous eight-year extension, valued at $110 million over 10 years. Today, Dallas is telling everyone that it guarantees Smith will be a "Cowboy for life." As we know by now, the numbers in NFL contracts are bullshit. But this is outrageous enough bullshit that… » 7/31/14 4:00pm 7/31/14 4:00pm

Colin Kaepernick's "$126 Million Contract" Is Remarkably Team-Friendly

We've learned long ago that the reported figures for big NFL deals should be ignored until the actual details emerge. So when Colin Kaepernick signed a contract that "could be worth $126 million through 2020," I hope you didn't believe either of those numbers. This is a below-market deal that ends whenever the 49ers… » 6/05/14 11:04am 6/05/14 11:04am

The Astros Just Changed The Game For Big Prospects In Small Markets

Today, the Astros signed prospect Jon Singleton to a big contract extension before he's played a game in the majors. It's a bit of baseball history, but more than that, it's an undeniably great move for Houston, and a look at the future of how small market teams will attempt to stay competitive. » 6/02/14 2:20pm 6/02/14 2:20pm

How J.J. Redick's Abortion Contract Was Conceived

Tuesday, we brought you a 2007 confidentiality agreement between then-rookie J.J. Redick and model ex-girlfriend Vanessa Lopez, a bizarre contract that stipulated Redick would have to fake his relationship with Lopez in exchange for her getting an abortion. Today we've obtained more emails and documents showing the… » 7/25/13 4:20pm 7/25/13 4:20pm