If my salary got cut in half the second I walked in my office, I’d probably quit my job. Actually, scratch “probably”. Even if I was getting a multi-million dollar contract from a football team, if my $8 million suddenly became $4 million, well, I’d rethink playing.
One of the ways your salary can get cut in half is via a nasty, nasty divorce proceeding (now freshly settled!), which GAME ON! points us towards. Such a situation maybe could possibly but not-guaranteed-for sure-explain why Michael Strahan decided to stay in the FOX booth. For now.