Instant Replay Costs RB Ryan Grant $1.35 Million

There are replay decisions that cost a team dearly, but those usually only focus on the field. Not this time, with Ed Hochuli’s decision to overturn an 80-yard touchdown run by Packers running back Ryan Grant during Sunday’s victory over the Lions costing Grant a total of $1.35 million, keeping him from hitting two big contract incentives: one escalator for breaking 1,250 yards on the season and another for finishing as one of the league’s top-five rushers.

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According to MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL, Hochuli’s overturning was the correct call, and we’re not qualified to debate that. What we are qualified to say is that A) Grant shouldn’t have been led to think he had a shot at a touchdown in the first place, and B) The league may have more explaining to do about whether an official actually told him he wasn’t down and that he should keep running.

To Grant’s credit, he responded to missing the incentives with utter class and perspective.

“Yeah, that’s the way the ball bounces,” Grant said. “I told (running backs coach Edgar Bennett), ‘If we were playing in your day, that’s a touchdown. No replay.’”

Now? There’s replay and a big bite in the wallet for Grant.

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Did Usain Bolt Slow Down To Make More $ Later?

When Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the mens 100m on Saturday night, he did so pretty comfortably. Bolt started celebrating his victory with about 20 meters left in the race, yet somehow still managed to break his own world record by finishing in 9.69 seconds.

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Imagine what time Bolt could have posted had he run hard the entire 100 meters? That’s what a lot of people are wondering right now, and some are even wondering if Usain slowed down on purpose. A lot of runners have clauses in their endorsement contracts that call for a nice bonus when they set a world record, and there are now rumors Bolt slowed down on purpose to make more money in the future.

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