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(Fox Soccer)   Professional soccer player dies in a car accident, voiding his contract. Club decides to pay his family the remainder anyway so that his elderly parents and young child are taken care of   (blog.foxsoccer.com) divider line 14
    More: Sappy, elderly parents, Maicon, emergency evacuation, remainder, Shakhtar Donetsk, accidents  
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2014-02-16 07:12:23 PM  
Good on them, nice to see a club take care of its players and their family. Sad to hear about his death though. Very promising player, was the top goalscorer in his league 2011-2012
 
2014-02-17 02:54:44 AM  
Even if football was used in the headline. It would still be obvious that it's not the NFL.
 
2014-02-17 03:17:35 AM  
Glad the club is stepping up to help. A family of brazillion people, that's a lot of mouths to feed.
 
2014-02-17 04:09:27 AM  
nice gesture, not lets see a US Pro sports franchise do the same.
 
2014-02-17 08:44:48 AM  
Your death voids the contract? Who knew?

/Life insurance anyone?
//Still, a class move by the club
 
2014-02-17 09:18:59 AM  
I hadn't heard that he'd died, but that's a class move by the club to step up that way.
 
2014-02-17 09:54:09 AM  
Some millionaires and billionaires do care about their fellow man. Nice to see the owners and board paying it out.
 
2014-02-17 11:58:11 AM  

phamwaa: Your death voids the contract? Who knew?

/Life insurance anyone?
//Still, a class move by the club


I'm going to guess that it's one of the clauses that says something along the lines of: If you are injured or unable to play due to actions taken off the field, then you are not eligible for the payment for those missed games, etc.

Or it could just be "You die, you get no money"

But I think it's mainly something simple like the first one, to discourage players from doing risky things. I know some sports have clauses were athletes can't bungee jump, skydive, etc.
 
2014-02-17 12:20:12 PM  

nikku88: Even if football was used in the headline. It would still be obvious that it's not the NFL.


grimlock1972: nice gesture, not lets see a US Pro sports franchise do the same.


Jovan Belcher's daughter is getting over 2m from the NFL/Chiefs, along with another 250k if she goes to college, before you include the life insurance.  That's more than his entire contract.

Maybe you don't hear about this because you're trying not to.
 
2014-02-17 01:20:55 PM  

phamwaa: Your death voids the contract? Who knew?

/Life insurance anyone?
//Still, a class move by the club


i don't think they'd sell too many life insurance policies if they never had to pay them out
 
2014-02-17 02:35:33 PM  

flak attack: nikku88: Even if football was used in the headline. It would still be obvious that it's not the NFL.

grimlock1972: nice gesture, not lets see a US Pro sports franchise do the same.

Jovan Belcher's daughter is getting over 2m from the NFL/Chiefs, along with another 250k if she goes to college, before you include the life insurance.  That's more than his entire contract.

Maybe you don't hear about this because you're trying not to.


No i did not know as it was not well publicized ,save perhaps in Kansas City, but good on the chiefs.

Its also possible i flat out missed the story announcing the fine gesture.
 
2014-02-17 02:56:13 PM  
How is this different from the Lakers payout to Kobe?
 
2014-02-17 05:00:52 PM  

nikku88: Even if football was used in the headline. It would still be obvious that it's not the NFL.


The NFL would sue the family for loss of revenue
 
2014-02-17 07:03:28 PM  

phamwaa: Your death voids the contract? Who knew?

/Life insurance anyone?
//Still, a class move by the club


It's probably covered the by club's insurance policy.  Still, it's the good deed.

/Are they sure or did he roll around afterwards and just  cry to the police that he was dead?
 
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