I can't see it. He the BOG was pretty pissed off at him in the end. He had some pretty bigtime support on the BOG, but lost most of it before the end of that 2016 season via some antics. He did an amazing job of souring most of those relationships. I could see something in a couple years maybe...but right now I tend to think there is still a fair bit of bitterness....both ways.
What a slimy thing to do by Durant! He takes the bonus, then retires. He also retires a week from the start of training camp. The Bombers gave him a life line by signing him, and Durant screws them 2 ways.
Just to play devils advocate, Durants moral argument can be that he was dumped by the Als a day before he was due a $150,000 bonus the 2nd year of a 3 yr. contract the Als had agreed to. That it works both ways.
I agree. It works both ways. They could possibly look to include contract guarantees in the next CBA, but I suspect the owners would rather just keep it the way is. They have to take a loss occasionally in a situation like this, but they also save a lot by cutting contracted players whenever they see fit.
Replying to @TSNDaveNaylor The complication is this: in order for the Non-Resident Signing Bonus to be eligible for 15% withholding, it must be considered a “true? Signing Bonus, which - by definition - must be unconditional. Once conditions are attached, amount can’t be withheld at 15%.
12:16 PM - 11 May 2018
Can't blame the guy for making as much money as he was legally allowed, it is distasteful but his right. The idiots are Reed and Walters. Walters even worse. Anyone who saw Durant play last year should have known he was FINISHED.
The company known as the CFL and it's members do this continually to it's players. GMs are applauded for it everywhere as good money managers. Why would a player not do it. Only makes sense doesn't it.
Durant was due by contract to receive a bonus of $150,000 by Montreal and was released the day before. He got some of it back now.
Not sure why he is getting flack. And I'm no big fan of his.
Seriously though, Durant lost his spark/heart (no desire) not in the game anymore. One play I remember from last year is the grounded football pass to Big Nik Lewis, disappointment written all over it on that play in Montreal.