Dolphins haven’t decided what to do about Dion Jordan’s signing bonus

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Yes, the Dolphins aren’t actively pursuing the chunk of Dion Jordan’s signing bonus that represents advance compensation for the 2015 season. But it doesn’t mean they won’t.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Dolphins haven’t made any decisions on Jordan’s financial situation yet.

As it relates to the signing bonus, there apparently are no decisions to make. Article 4, Section 9(k) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement makes mandatory the pursuit of signing bonus money when a player is suspended under the substance-abuse policy. Two years ago, Broncos linebacker Von Miller escaped that requirement because his suspension was the result of a negotiation, not the normal operation of the policy.

Unless Jordan’s minimum one-year suspension was negotiated (and by all appearances it wasn’t), the Dolphins will have no choice but to seek the money — and Jordan will have no choice but to pay it back.

He would owe one-fourth of the $13.34 million signing bonus received on a four-year deal as the third overall pick in the 2013 draft. That equates to $3.335 million.

19 responses to “Dolphins haven’t decided what to do about Dion Jordan’s signing bonus

  1. Sad that that one doobie his friends passed around in his presence cost him so much. That second hand smoke is a killer.

  2. Different regime but, that didn’t stop the Dolphins from going after Ricky Williams. They would have followed thru had Ricky not come back and play at such a high level.

    Hopefully, they bring him back just to showcase him during the 2016 preseason. Then we could trade him for TWO cases of Bud Lite.

  3. I can use that bonus money! Chances are good that Miami would misappropriate that cash anyways on a no returns punt man or white collar deal, unbelievably sad to say. Or…, they might could be looking to spend on a running back that may or may not be available. Ray Rice?

  4. And clueless Phin fans were on this site railing about how great the tade up to get this guy was. How this kid was going to be a stud.
    I said back then that this guy would be a B U S T, and I love saying I TOLD YOU SO !!!

    LMAO
    #stupidPhinFans

  5. @ willycents says:
    Jun 28, 2015 1:34 PM
    Sad that that one doobie his friends passed around in his presence cost him so much. That second hand smoke is a killer.
    ==============================
    Either you’re making light of his positive test,
    or you’re the most gullible person on earth.
    Second hand smoke my butt !

  6. $3.3 million is probably just about how far apart we are with Evan Mathis. Dion might end up actually helping this team for once!

  7. Either way….Pissing away millions of dollars or the potential of, seems insane to me…Guy’s an idiot

  8. cantonbound13 says: Jun 28, 2015 2:30 PM

    Use it to pay EVAN MATHIS!!!!””””””

    It just might rest on this.

  9. Here is how this plays out. The fish write off the loss as bad investment and Dion amends his return because he never got the money he has to pay back. I wish I had these problems.

  10. Never seen anyone do so little to earn so much. Shame. Thanks a pantload, Jeff Ireland :/

  11. Thank God Jeff Ireland is gone! Bill Parcells set this franchise back ten years.

  12. Ricky Williams actually did something for the team. He was a Beast then got caught. Dion sucks. I’m done with this guy.

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