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LJ's Contract and what the Chiefs "might" be doing at this point

Per the recent news in regards to LJ's off the field "issues" I decided to look at LJ's contract in order to possibly decipher what the CHiefs "might" be doing in regards to his status as a Chiefs player.

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2009: $4.55 million (+ $100,000 workout bonus + $62,500 per-game roster bonuses),

2010: $5 million (+ $1 million roster bonus due 3/1 + $100,000 workout bonus + $62,500 per-game roster bonuses),

2011: $5.3 million (+ $1 million roster bonus due 3/1 + $100,000 workout bonus + $62,500 per-game roster bonuses),

2012: $5.9 million (+ $1 million roster bonus due 3/1 + $100,000 workout bonus + $62,500 per-game roster bonuses),

2013: Free Agent. Cap charge: $7.596 million (2009).

Per the above it seems that The Chiefs would owe him 5.3 + 5.9 million= $11.2 Mil for the 2011 and 2012 season if they would outright release him.

As most of you remember, they went to arbitration in regards to the 2009 bonus which they won, however, since he was on the roster opening day, he was actually paid that money.I felt in the end they did that to prove a point, but it obviously fell on deaf ears.

Considering that the Chiefs cap is definitely player friendly at this point I don't think the hit would necessarily cause a problem for the organization, however from a "principle" perspective I don't see Pioli and Co., not going to arbitration to try to retain that money if they were to release him after a lengthy "unpaid" suspension.

So what are your thoughts...even if the Chiefs were to lose arbitration, would you be fine with letting him go and paying the $11.2 million?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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