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Kentwan Balmer buys his way out of San Fran, preserves future guarantees

So what became of the 49ers’ reported attempt to recover up to $960,000 from defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer, given his trade to the Seahawks?

Per a league source, Balmer paid $80,000 back to the Niners in order to facilitate the trade.  That number represents 25 percent of the 2010 portion of his $1.6 million signing bonus.

But Balmer also preserved $800,000 in future guaranteed salaries, for which the Seahawks are now responsible.

Bottom line?  Though Balmer’s absence initially was explained as arising from a “personal matter,” it appears that he personally wanted out of San Fran.

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19 Responses to “Kentwan Balmer buys his way out of San Fran, preserves future guarantees”
  1. Borf says: Aug 16, 2010 6:50 PM

    $80,000 is 5% of $1.6 million. 25% is $400,000

  2. NinerDynasty says: Aug 16, 2010 6:52 PM

    Thank you for doing us a favor! besides scot mclueless no one else wanted you here in SF in the first place…

  3. dannyrand says: Aug 16, 2010 7:02 PM

    He was never meant to play in a 3-4 scheme. Plus, he didn’t have the work ethic Coach Sing was looking for. He’ll be better off in Seattle — probably…..

  4. skinsfan4lyfe says: Aug 16, 2010 7:22 PM

    thanx borf, you beat me to the math portion of today’s beat down on florio.

  5. hendeeze says: Aug 16, 2010 7:31 PM

    Is seattle looking for a kick returner? Cause he has more career Kick returns then sacks or starts

  6. Tinbender says: Aug 16, 2010 7:50 PM

    Singletary’s old school. Todays players (seems a lot of them) are pussys.

  7. FLBoyInDallas says: Aug 16, 2010 7:51 PM

    borf and skinsfan4lyfe: you guys are both idiots. It clearly says that $80000 was 25% of the 2010 PORTION of his signing bonus, not 25% of the ENTIRE signing bonus. What a couple of tools.

  8. 4evrnyt says: Aug 16, 2010 8:06 PM

    Enjoy your new DE that couldn’t even beat out two undrafted rookies on the depth chart.
    Enjoy Seachickens!

  9. Sactown49er says: Aug 16, 2010 8:07 PM

    He said the 2010 portion of his $1.6M signing bonus which is spread out over the duration of the contract you scholars

  10. 4evrnyt says: Aug 16, 2010 8:08 PM

    For those bashing the math you might want to do a little reading comprehension 101. It says it’s 25% of the 2010 PORTION of his 1.6 million signing bonus.
    You can bonk yourself in the forehead now.

  11. Opie says: Aug 16, 2010 8:15 PM

    Damn Borf, you beat me to it! I guess math wasn’t Florio’s strength in school…
    More to the point, I think someone should applaud Balmer’s intelligence, or willingness to take his agent’s advice, on putting up $80k to make $800k! Too often those guys are chided for not being smart, but this was a very smart decision – common sense and business-wise!

  12. Youngone says: Aug 16, 2010 8:30 PM

    FLBoyInDallas says:
    August 16, 2010 7:51 PM
    borf and skinsfan4lyfe: you guys are both idiots. It clearly says that $80000 was 25% of the 2010 PORTION of his signing bonus, not 25% of the ENTIRE signing bonus. What a couple of tools.
    ——————————
    Hahaha. I love bashing on Florio’s misspellings and grammatical errors too but come on people.

  13. AUBlitz says: Aug 16, 2010 8:56 PM

    Before you correct, Florio… check your numbers – he is correct….
    1.6 million bonus, 5 year deal….
    the 2010 portion of his signing bonus = $320,000
    25% of that = $80,000
    Now… apologize to him.

  14. FumbleNuts says: Aug 16, 2010 10:17 PM

    “It appears that he personally wanted out of San Fran.”
    Hope Seattle can get something out of this rube.

  15. agentfive says: Aug 17, 2010 7:26 PM

    I’ve have a connection who works with the 49ers and he says that Balmer wanted out because he is gay and his SF teammates found out and turned against him. Not saying that to be a knock on homosexuals–only that in a pro football that kind of thing is not well accepted.

  16. ShaKey says: Aug 17, 2010 7:31 PM

    Tinbender says:
    August 16, 2010 7:50 PM
    Singletary’s old school. Todays players (seems a lot of them) are pussys.
    This rocks!
    Comment of the Month!

  17. Kevin C says: Aug 17, 2010 9:02 PM

    # ShaKey says: August 17, 2010 7:31 PM
    Tinbender says:
    August 16, 2010 7:50 PM
    Singletary’s old school. Todays players (seems a lot of them) are pussys.
    This rocks!
    Comment of the Month!
    Both of you guys must be a couple of old bastards, if you believe this. Judging by your “This rocks!” comments, I’m 100% sure you are over the hill.

  18. sergep says: Aug 18, 2010 11:18 AM

    Kent was just sick of Mike Dropping his damn pants everytime soemthing went wrong, and Kent was also annoyed of Mike’s promises of going to the playoffs last year and not delievering, i mean who would want to stay at SF?

  19. thats_what_she_said says: Aug 18, 2010 11:56 AM

    Amazing when we can dump our trash to another division rival, and still salvage a draft pick.. A few weeks later and we coulda traded him for some new cleats, and it’d STILL be a great deal for us.
    Work ethic is one thing, but there’s no talent either.. Dead weight..
    Desean Jackson, Eddie Royal, Matt Forte, Kevin Smith and Jamaal Charles are amongst the few we passed over when we took this sac-o-shit.
    Coulda, woulda, shoulda’s aside – i’m glad he’s gone.

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