BY: John Mamola
Free agent safety Ryan Clark sent a #SHOTSFIRED on Twitter Wednesday night when he sent a tweet about Darrelle Revis after news of the cornerback’s contract agreement with the New England Patriots was reported.
Revis signed a one-year, $12 million contract with New England, which is four million less than what he was set to earn with Tampa Bay.
Here’s what Clark tweeted:
Must be nice to earn $12 million in one year & have people applaud you for taking #LESS money. Oh the struggle— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) March 13, 2014
It was later revealed that the New England Patriots' contract with Darrelle Revis actually allows them to keep the Pro Bowl cornerback for 2015 – at a cost of $20 million.
Hardly a pay cut wouldn’t you say?
According to USA TODAY Sports, Revis received a $10 million signing bonus on the deal, which includes a $1.5 million guaranteed base salary for 2014 and $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.
It also contains an option for 2015 that the Patriots would have to exercise by the end of the 2014 league year, locking in a $12 million roster bonus payable April 1, 2015, a base salary of $7.5 million and another $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.
So to Mr. Clark just like everything else in life here is your lesson, don’t hit the send button.