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Vilma gives up $2.8 million in 2012

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Under his old contract, Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was due to earn a base salary of $5.4 million in 2012.  Per a source with knowledge of Vilma’s new contract, his compensation has dropped to $2.6 million.

That’s a difference (abacus engaged) of $2.8 million.

The good news, if there is any, for Vilma is that if he should get bad news from the league office in the form of a suspension, only $1.6 million will be exposed to the forfeiture of game checks.  He received a signing bonus of $1 million and the rest as base salary.

If suspended, he’ll lose more than $94,000 per game.  Under his old contract, he would have lost $317,000 per game.

Then again, he’s also losing nearly $3 million off the top.

The new contract undoubtedly has no connection to his role, whatever his role may have been, in the bounty scandal.  Instead, it’s a reflection of his current age, health, abilities, and the market for veteran linebackers.

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11 Responses to “Vilma gives up $2.8 million in 2012”
  1. cakemixa says: Apr 25, 2012 12:05 PM

    They’ll need to up the bounty amounts to make up for it.

  2. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 25, 2012 12:21 PM

    Spin it any way you want, Saint hater.
    This was clearly done to limit the amount Vilma will lose to a probable unjustified suspension from the hypocritical, power crazed commish.

    Good move, and good shot back at the Gestapo.

    Goodell destroyed evidence quickly and protected his buddy Bobby Kraft, and gave the Pats a very light slap on the wrist. Yet he clearly has lost all objectivity, by ruling unjustly and over harshly. His personal agenda is still on display as he continues to stall any player suspensions, thus impacting the teams draft plans.

    Lil Napoelean has lost control

  3. contra74 says: Apr 25, 2012 12:33 PM

    kathyisintheroom says:Apr 25, 2012 12:21 PM

    Spin it any way you want, Saint hater.
    This was clearly done to limit the amount Vilma will lose to a probable unjustified suspension from the hypocritical, power crazed commish.

    Good move, and good shot back at the Gestapo.

    Goodell destroyed evidence quickly and protected his buddy Bobby Kraft, and gave the Pats a very light slap on the wrist. Yet he clearly has lost all objectivity, by ruling unjustly and over harshly. His personal agenda is still on display as he continues to stall any player suspensions, thus impacting the teams draft plans.

    Lil Napoelean has lost control
    ———-
    sniff, sniff….waaah wahhh, my team got caught doing bad things and now they have to pay for it, waaaaaaahhhhhh

  4. jnbnet says: Apr 25, 2012 12:37 PM

    kathyisintheroom says:
    Apr 25, 2012 12:21 PM
    Spin it any way you want, Saint hater.
    This was clearly done to limit the amount Vilma will lose to a probable unjustified suspension from the hypocritical, power crazed commish.

    ===============================
    The only people defending the Saints are the local yokels. ESPN’s poll showed only two states that felt spy gate was worse than bounty gate.

  5. johnnyjagfan says: Apr 25, 2012 12:52 PM

    Great move by Loomis and Vilma’s agent. Great. Was the same thing a tax accountant and tax attorney would do for a client to reduce exposure. Vilma should roll off one of those 10 G’s he throws around as a tip to each.

  6. cowboyscanada says: Apr 25, 2012 1:03 PM

    Saints are a joke.Fire the whole bunch and move them to L.A.

  7. whatnojets says: Apr 25, 2012 1:06 PM

    4/20/2012: Signed a two-year, $9.3 million contract. The deal included a $1 million signing bonus. Annual $100,000 offseason workout bonuses are available in each year. 2012: $1.6 million (+ $600,000 roster bonus), 2013: $4.8 million (+ $1.1 million roster bonus), 2014: Free Agent

  8. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 25, 2012 1:06 PM

    @contra

    Seriously??

    First of all, the Saints are not “my” team.
    Secondly, how old are you? And shouldn’t you be in school?

  9. hairpie says: Apr 25, 2012 1:37 PM

    kathyisintheroom says:
    Apr 25, 2012 12:21 PM
    Spin it any way you want, Saint hater.
    This was clearly done to limit the amount Vilma will lose to a probable unjustified suspension from the hypocritical, power crazed commish.

    Good move, and good shot back at the Gestapo.

    Goodell destroyed evidence quickly and protected his buddy Bobby Kraft, and gave the Pats a very light slap on the wrist
    ————————————

    Are you out of your mind? Its no secret Goddell destroyed the Spygate tapes because there was evidence of several other teams doing the same thing on there. He leaked the Pats vid to his wife and protected all the other teams. To say losing a 1st round pick for taping 6 plays, a total of 23 seconds in plain view of 70,000 people is “a slap on the wrist” is absurd. Not to mention the PR disaster he caused by taking forever to punish them and not explaining what he was really punishing them for.

  10. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 25, 2012 2:03 PM

    So I see that the bottom % of society has learned how to use a computer and have found their way to commenting on this post.
    Bravo!
    Next let’s see if you all can get together the willpower to get past that whole “living with your parents while in your 30’s and 40’s” thing.

    Good luck!

  11. 11jlacy says: Apr 25, 2012 3:27 PM

    Say cap. The real who dats still got ya back keep ya head up

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