The one-year suspension of Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan will cost him a year of football. It also will cost him plenty of money.
For starters, he’ll lose his $585,000 base salary. He’ll also not receive a roster bonus of $1.69 million due to be paid at the start of training camp.
Most significantly, $3.335 million of previously-paid signing bonus will be forfeited, meaning Jordan will have to give back that portion of his $13.34 million signing bonus.
That’s a total of $5.61 million lost by Jordan due to his suspension.
Once the Dolphins collect the $3.35 million, they’ll get a salary-cap credit. And they’ll continue to hold Jordan’s rights, if/when he’s reinstated. Reinstatement will hinge on passing up to 10 drug tests per months.
Regardless of what happens, the Dolphins will now be left to regret moving from No. 12 to No. 3 in 2013. The only good news is that they gave up only a second-round pick to make the nine-spot climb.