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Marshall Could Lose Up to $26,000 in Bonus Money

Broncos WR Brandon Marshall, who is already in enough trouble as is, may end up losing quite a bit of money for his actions by skipping mini camp. PFT reports he could lose up to $26,000:

In addition to the $9,854 (by our calculation) fine that Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall faces for skipping minicamp, a league source tells us that Marshall faces the potential forfeiture of only $26,250 in signing bonus money.

The figure arises from the fact that Marshall received a signing bonus of $420,000 upon inking his rookie deal in 2006.

This translates to an allocation of $105,000 per year.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a default jeopardizes 25 percent of the current year’s allocation. For Marshall, that’s $26,250.

Things will get significantly more expensive for Marshall if he opts to boycott training camp. Under the CBA, the balance of his 2009 signing bonus allocation would be subject to forfeiture — $78,750. Also, the fine moves to $17,245 (by our calculation) per day.

So while the word on the street is that Marshall hasn’t decided what to do for training camp, a decision to hold out will entail much more significant financial consequences for the fourth-year receiver.


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