Friday, July 13, 2007

Freeney Gets $72 Million Contract

Thanks to hundreds of millions of dollars of public subsidies, the Indianapolis Colts were able to sign defensive end Dwight Freeney to a 6-year, $72 million contract with a $30 million signing bonus. As you dig deeper into your pockets to support Indianapolis/Marion County government, another professional football player will live like royalty because of the generosity Mayor Bart Peterson has extended to his team's owner, Jim Irsay. If Jim Irsay can afford to pay Dwight Freeney this much money, he sure as hell can afford to pay maintenance and operating expenses on the new stadium. It's time to reopen the one-sided lease agreement the city negotiated with Irsay and end this nonsense of Indianapolis taxpayers being taxed into servitude to support a life of luxury for these professional players and team owner.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Irsay won't pay for the maintenance on the luxurious new unnecessary stadium being built with taxpayer money, then I'm going to wave goodbye to him and his football team....(with my middle finger)!

Anonymous said...

Crap like this make it morally ok for others to cheat on their taxes. Taxes are nothing more but theft to make a select few rich and powerful.

Jay said...

Amen, Gary. Enough is enough. All of this fuss over a corporation that won't always have Peyton and won't always be winning.

Lori said...

Agreed. This sweetheart deal is going to be one more huge back breaker for the tax payers. The maintenance is going to be huge!

Melyssa said...

Thanks for bringing up the operating budget for the stadium, Gary.

That's the next big looming Peterson disaster. I suppose Peterson's answer for the operating budget will be to borrow our way out of it!