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Suspension voids large guarantee for Hali in 2013

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Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali’s one-game suspension and one-game fine is guaranteed to cost him $1.32 million of his $11.25 million base salary for 2012.  He’ll also lose a significant chunk of guaranteed money for 2013.

A league source tells PFT that the suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy voids $7.75 million in guaranteed payments for 2013, under the terms of a contact signed in 2011.  Hali is still due to earn $12.25 million, and he’ll get all of the money he’s due to receive as long as the Chiefs don’t cut him.

If the Chiefs would cut Hali, he’d become a free agent, and he’d be able to sign elsewhere.

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10 Responses to “Suspension voids large guarantee for Hali in 2013”
  1. yelix says: Aug 20, 2012 10:54 PM

    The Chiefs would never cut Tamba Hali, first of all.

    Second, I hope he’s learned his lesson.

  2. vikesfansteve says: Aug 20, 2012 11:01 PM

    Cut him, come to the Vikings.

  3. landobuc says: Aug 20, 2012 11:23 PM

    The Chiefs should definitely cut this guy. I always wanted Tamba in Tampa.

  4. txxxchief says: Aug 21, 2012 7:27 AM

    They won’t cut him now. The Chiefs just got a big discount on his contract! Pioli must have suspected something about Hali to put that big penalty for substance abuse in the contract.

  5. cometkazie says: Aug 21, 2012 8:06 AM

    Consequences . . .

  6. chazatlas says: Aug 21, 2012 8:56 AM

    Ouch a 7.5 million dollar cut?! That hurt.

  7. jaygrimaldo says: Aug 21, 2012 10:36 AM

    I hope he enjoyed that 7.75 million dollar high!!

  8. mauicat1 says: Aug 21, 2012 12:15 PM

    There is less than a zero chance that the Chiefs cut Hali. He is there most dominate player on a really good defense. What really pisses off Chiefs fans is that he misses a winnable opening game at Arrowhead against the Falcons. They need him to keep pressure on Mattie Ice. This suspension sucks. Idiot! Tamba, wake up!

  9. sullijo1 says: Aug 21, 2012 3:27 PM

    And now you know the rest of the story…..

    The Chiefs are famous for trying to save money, wouldn’t surprise me if they put something in his water bottle…..

    $9M to have him just miss one game – you be the judge!

  10. covercorner says: Aug 22, 2012 3:34 PM

    Millions of dollars for drug use!? Pathetic!

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