Andre Johnson to lose $1 million in workout bonuses
Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) reacts during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
CSN Houston said it best as they reported that Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson gave up $1 million in bonuses for skipping offseason workouts:
"“Turns out Andre Johnson is a man of his word.”"
I don’t care how much money a player has made during their career, a million dollars is still a million dollars.
In the same article by James Palmer of CSN Houston, it states:
"“Skipping the workouts he’s already missed have cost the Texans’ all-time leading receiver a $1 million bonus … In Johnson’s case, the bonus was tied to offseason workouts … The workouts that he’s missed to this date have made attaining that bonus impossible.”"
Johnson should have just reached the max number of workouts needed to gain that $1 million bonus, then started the complaining about how frustrated and disappointed he was with the Texans and their offseason decisions.
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He made a bad business decision in my opinion, because, again, a million dollars is a million dollars.
Ask any CEO for any business – and the NFL is a business, let’s not forget that – it is about making as much money as possible in the allotted time a player has in the league.
Again, I’m not a millionaire like Johnson, so I don’t know … maybe the money doesn’t matter to him, and it is about winning for him.
With that said, if he’s giving up that much money, he must feel he can’t win with the Texans (who were the worst team in the NFL last season at 2-14), so I’ll say it for a third time … it is time for these two parties to part ways.