With Bengals tackle Andre Smith unable to practice due to a lingering foot problem and concerns regarding his conditioning and coach Marvin Lewis miffed (per Peter King of SI.com) at the quality of the intel the Bengals received on Smith from the man who enjoys his Little Debbie snack cakes with the buds of a forked tongue, a key portion of Smith’s rookie deal has come back into focus.
For every game in which Smith weighs more than 350 pounds and isn’t on the 45-man active roster, Smith’s paycheck will be cut in half.
Based on Smith’s base salary of $1.08 million, it means that he’d lose $31,700 each week in which he fails to make weight and doesn’t dress for the game.
Why do we have a feeling that he could end up losing 31 large more than a few times this year?
UPDATE: It was late and I was loopy and I didn’t realize that I had screwed up the decimal point when doing the math originally.