New York Jets defensive end Vernon Gholston, a college physical sensation and first round draft pick, had a contract bonus that set the bar extremely low:
Former first-round draft pick Vernon Gholston was cut by the New York Jets this week after three years of not living up to his potential.
How big a bust has Gholston been? Well, Adam Schefter reminded everyone today that Gholston had a clause built into his contract (before the 2010 season) that would award him a $9 million bonus if he simply recorded one sack. Or caused a fumble. Or a recovered a fumble. Or caught an interception.