Last month, we told you about New Orleans Saint running back Mark Ingram, who lost his mind when he was pulled on a goal line play because he was getting close to triggering a $100,000 bonus in his contract (based on yards gained).
Adam Vinatieri just out did Ingram — not in terms of sideline tirade, but in terms of money lost.
Per Adam Shefter, this clause is in the Colts’ kicker’s contract:
So in the second quarter in Sunday’s game against Jacksonville, Vinatieri — who entered the game making 26 of 29 attempts — lined up for a 48-yard field goal. The 44-year-old is in his 21st NFL season, and one of the best kickers of all time sent the ball off the right upright — and missed.
There goes any shot at $500,000. That’s a very expensive — and painful — missed field goal.