The Packers gave Letroy Guion the long-term deal he was hoping for before last offseason’s arrest.
And perhaps as a reflection of that trouble with the law, Guion is going to have to earn almost every cent of it.
According to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Guion’s three-year deal last week includes just $500,000 in guarantees, all in the form of a signing bonus.
Otherwise, all the money is in base salary, offseason bonuses and weekly roster bonuses. Almost half of it, in fact, will be paid in the weekly per-game roster bonuses ($50,000 per game), as the Packers don’t want to put themselves on the hook for and potential absences. He has a pair of $250,000 roster bonuses due in May and August this year, and a pair of $400,000 roster bonuses next year as well.
Last offseason, there was some talk of an extension, but that was before he was arrested on marijuana and gun charges in Florida, where cops also confiscated his truck and the $190,028.81 in cash he was carrying.