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Report: Chiefs still haven’t paid Haley

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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.

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23 Responses to “Report: Chiefs still haven’t paid Haley”
  1. redguy12588 says: Nov 11, 2012 3:45 PM

    For all your fantasy players out there, start any and all Steelers. This is gonna get ugly.

  2. lennydpocketqb says: Nov 11, 2012 3:54 PM

    The Chiefs credit score is going to go down!

  3. kattykathy says: Nov 11, 2012 3:55 PM

    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

  4. 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.

  5. rajbais says: Nov 11, 2012 4:20 PM

    @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.

  6. chuckxx says: Nov 11, 2012 4:20 PM

    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.

  7. vincentbojackson says: Nov 11, 2012 4:23 PM

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

  8. riverhorsey says: Nov 11, 2012 4:24 PM

    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.

  9. jbaxt says: Nov 11, 2012 4:28 PM

    Pay the man! But Clark and Scott, before you pay him, you must stick your heads between your legs and kiss your own arse…

  10. EJ says: Nov 11, 2012 4:34 PM

    The Chiefs will end up paying him, even though he doesn’t deserve it.

  11. usmutts says: Nov 11, 2012 4:38 PM

    What “cause” do they cite for firing him?

  12. sullijo1 says: Nov 11, 2012 4:51 PM

    The Chiefs are a joke. They really need to move this team.

  13. fsf7 says: Nov 11, 2012 4:54 PM

    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?

  14. bigbadal21 says: Nov 11, 2012 5:09 PM

    “One of the only teams”–Is this lawyer speak?

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

    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.

  16. tedmurph says: Nov 11, 2012 5:14 PM

    This guy acually accused the Chiefs of bugging his phones.

  17. croteus says: Nov 11, 2012 5:20 PM

    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?

  18. tedmurph says: Nov 11, 2012 5:31 PM

    @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.

  19. raiderapologist says: Nov 11, 2012 6:21 PM

    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.
    ———–
    You can read a lot of stupid stuff on the Internet, but if there was a contest, kattykathy just might win.

  20. joetoronto says: Nov 11, 2012 7:02 PM

    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.

  21. ravenator says: Nov 11, 2012 8:37 PM

    Cant wait to smoke these overrated steeler fools

  22. sullijo1 says: Nov 12, 2012 10:30 AM

    Can a 1-15 team be in consideration for the worst ever label??

  23. guitarkevin says: Nov 12, 2012 3:44 PM

    I guess the Steelers are going to unleash hell on the Cheifs then right?

    LOL

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