Eight-Figure StupidityOctober 3rd, 2010
There are few words in Joe’s vocabulary that he can use in polite company that properly describe the stupidity displayed by Bucs safety Tanard Jackson.
Because he couldn’t put the bowl down (allegedly), he cost himself untold amount of cash as he was due to be a free agent.
Well, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports thinks he has a figure. Cole believes Jackson’s habits likely meant losing out on some $10 million.
But the real disaster in the Jackson story is that he has probably cost himself any chance of ever getting a really lucrative contract. Jackson, who was in the fourth and final year of his contract, will now have to wait until 2012 to become a free agent. Worse, Jackson will probably need two years to regain any confidence from another team, even though he’s really talented. Throw in that safety is generally a low-priority position and it’s fair to say that Jackson threw away anywhere from $10 million to $15 million in possible earnings.
Joe just hopes whatever Jackson was smoking (allegedly) was some really good s(p)it to be worth eight figures and being set for the rest of your life.
Hope it was worth it, Tanard!