Report: Chiefs still haven’t paid Haley

AP

As Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley prepares to give a little payback to the Chiefs, he’s still waiting for his back pay.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Chiefs still haven’t given Haley any of the salary since firing him last season as the team’s head coach.  The amount exceeds $2.5 million.

Of course, the Chiefs haven’t paid because the question of whether he’s entitled to any of it will be decided by an arbitration proceeding before Commissioner Roger Goodell.

That said, it’s unusual for any team to refuse to pay a former head coach, with the Raiders one of the only teams that has taken the position that a head coach was fired “for cause,” which in turn justifies giving the coach no further money.

23 responses to “Report: Chiefs still haven’t paid Haley

  1. How sad that the Chiefs are now being lumped together with the Raiders.
    Clark Hunt has taken a once proud franchise that valued their employees as family, and their fans as priorities, to a franchise that mirrors the Raiders.

    Lamar Hunt would be disgusted, and pi$$ed at his obnoxious, silver-spoon fed kid.
    I know for a fact, the vast majority of season ticket holders are disgusted with Clark Hunt (aka Al Davis Jr.), and many employees (current and recently departed) are disgusted with this team since the passing of it’s founder.

    It doesn’t matter if Haley deserves to be paid or not. The issue is how callous, disrespectful, and disgraceful this team has become under current leadership

  2. Are you kidding? It’s unusual for a team to refuse to pay a former head coach…except in the instances it was under dispute. You never cease to amaze me.

  3. @redguy12588 I have 3 Steelers for Monday Night!

    This is embarrassing to the Chiefs and Clark Hunt should fire Pioli to ease the situation.

    They are both behind this and Pioli would likely be a scapegoat, but it’s the step in the correct direction.

    For the first time ever, Jason Whitlock is showing sympathy for Todd Haley. I’m with him.

  4. Please don’t lump Clark Hunt in with Al Davis. Al Davis had alot of class and didn’t mind paying his players a ton. Just take a look at JaMarcus Russel. He got paid a ton even though he was a colossal bust. The entire Chiefs ownership is classless.

  5. Haley probably won’t be thinking about that when he’s calling flea flickers while up three scores in the fourth quarter on Monday.

  6. Pioli needed a hedge to cover his a$$ in case he blew 6 million bucks on someone like Stanford Routt who played 8 games.

    If Pioli isn’t gone after this year the Chiefs will be losing life long fans.

  7. tedmurph says: Nov 11, 2012 4:06 PM

    Are you kidding? It’s unusual for a team to refuse to pay a former head coach…except in the instances it was under dispute. You never cease to amaze me.
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    Where do the words “except in the instances it was under dispute” come up?

    Name a circumstance outside the crooked and crazy Al Davis Raiders who didn’t pay a former coach?

  8. Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson, Sanford Routt. 3 Grossly overpaid busts.

    It truely is disgusting when Clark Hunt has lowered to Chiefs to the classless level of the Raiders, and lowered himself to only one rung above the least classiest of owners, Al Davis.

    But no matter how pitiful Clark Hunt is as an owner(still better than Davis) and no matter how pathetic he turns the organizaton into(still above the Raiders), at least the fans of the Chiefs will ALWAYS have more pride, class, and than the Raiders.

    NOBODY could ever sink that low.

  9. It’s really sad when keeping Kyle Orton could have saved your job. He’s not great, but he’s certainly better than Quinn/Cassel. If any team should be running all wildcat plays it’s Kansas City. I’d rather see McCluster throwing the ball.

    Oh.. are you ripping off the “Back pay/Payback” wording from ‘The Mask”? Really?

  10. @fsf7:

    I didn’t articulate it well, by my point was that teams always pay the remainder of a contract or buy out when a coach is fired. That’s how business is done. But this situation is under dispute, which is rare, and KC shouldn’t pay until an arbitration ruling. This article makes it seem like KC is doing something unusual by not paying off on a matter that hasn’t yet been resolved, as if they’re screwing Haley, which is bull.

  11. kattykathy says: Nov 11, 2012 5:12 PM

    It truely is disgusting when Clark Hunt has lowered to Chiefs to the classless level of the Raiders, and lowered himself to only one rung above the least classiest of owners, Al Davis.
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    You can read a lot of stupid stuff on the Internet, but if there was a contest, kattykathy just might win.

  12. Only a complete moron would compare the late Al Davis with Clark Hunt.

    One spent every penny available every year trying to win. The other, saves every penny available and couldn’t care less about winning.

    What a joke.

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