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.