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Colts Lock Up Antoine Bethea

The Colts have signed safety Antoine Bethea to a four-year contract extension worth $27 million. Bethea will collect $18 million over the first two years of the deal.

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11 comments, Last at 15 Jun 2010, 6:37pm

1 Re: Colts Lock Up Antoine Bethea

Amid much rejoicing in Colts land. Young, pro-bowl caliber, and IIRC the only one who played just about every snap in the D backfield last year... the whole D solidified when he came aboard as a rookie.

4 Re: Colts Lock Up Antoine Bethea

Maybe, but it's cap friendly to the Colts. Heavily front loaded so the
big money is in an uncapped year (this year), and a year when who knows how much he
will see (2011). It'll be interesting to see how unhappy he is in 2012...

5 Re: Colts Lock Up Antoine Bethea

"It'll be interesting to see how unhappy he is in 2012..."

Yeah, that's the real question. Players have an uncanny ability to develop amnesia when these front-loaded deals drop off, especially if they live at the big-money lifestyle of the front-end years and don't plan ahead. Hopefully Bethea will be smart.

9 Re: Colts Lock Up Antoine Bethea

Spending 3 million in a year would be a breeze. I know of a baseball player who blew $30 million in a month.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%27s_Millions_(1985_film)

8 Re: Colts Lock Up Antoine Bethea

How did they get around the 30% "rule"? And how does this affect the thinking of other RFAs?

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