If Corridor of Fame receiver Calvin Johnson appears chilly towards his former group, the Detroit Lions, it’s as a result of he’s: Johnson alleges that the group owes him a frosty $1.6 million.
“I’m not gonna shut a chapter, however I’m not gonna bend over backwards to try to do something, as a result of I didn’t do something. I did my job,” Johnson said. “I’m not saying they gotta repay me the $1.6 (million) all up entrance, however they want to determine a solution to do it and never have me work for it. As a result of I already did the work for it.”
Johnson was apparently compelled to repay the cash, which was a part of his signing bonus, when he retired in 2016. Johnson’s retirement after simply 9 seasons within the league despatched shockwaves by the NFL, particularly given his sturdiness (he began all 16 video games in ’15) and playmaking (88 receptions for 1,214 yards in ’15). Johnson stated in his Corridor of Fame speech that he retired early with a purpose to protect his long-term well being.
The Lions allegedly supplied Johnson a deal by which he would earn $500,000 yearly for 3 years of appearances, with the final $100,000 given as a charity donation. Johnson didn’t take the supply, and the difficulty goes unresolved 5 years later.