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Found May 15, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

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Are you as honest as Jeremy Affeldt?

In his new book, the San Francisco Giants relief pitcher says he returned $500,000 to the team after noticing a clerical error in his contract.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry Schulman shares what happened.

According to Schulman, Affeldt writes that he was set to earn $4 million in 2010 from the team. They negotiated a two-year contract extension for 2011 and 2012, and the language was mistakenly changed to say he was going to earn $4.5 million in 2010. Both sides signed the contract without noticing the error.

After Affeldt realized the error, he spoke with a few people who said he was legally entitled to the money. However, Affeldt didn’t feel right accepting the money, so he notified the team and they signed a new deal that included the correct amount.

Affeldt thinks his honesty helped make negotiations smoother last winter when he and the team agreed to a 3-year, $18 million contract. I’m guessing his consecutive strong seasons in 2011 and 2012 didn’t hurt, either.

13 Comments:
  • Nice to know some people have class! Seems in this day & age to be in short supply...at ALL levels of society!
    Nice Jeremy...guess that makes you one of the good guys in a small club of good guys!
  • Get the hell off this post, you moron! No one wants your stuff.
  • WOW! and AMEN~~ <<
  • Class Act!
  • when you are making 4 million a year it's easy to be honest about a half million you hadn't even received yet.
  • trebor171 - granted, he makes a lot of money, but pro athlete's taxes are huge so he's not bringing home 4 million. Plus, he was told he had a legal right to keep the money. How many people would still do what he did? 1 in 1,000,000 maybe, maybe even less. Thank you Jeremy, my Christian brother. We need more people like you to being God the glory he deserves.
  • Come on trebor he has done something good here.May I ask how you feel about the roaches in washington dc who are robbing us blind every day and know it.Affeldt deserves a pat on the back.
  • Karma baby keep it good and keep it real!
  • I earn $35,000 per year, if they accidentily paid me $535,000 I'd probably return it. But first I would spread that cash all over my bed then invite some ladies over to get down on top of a half a million dollars.
  • There needs to be more people like this.. Kudos for being a good example!!
  • There is hope for professional athletes after all. This is someone that my kids really can look up to. Class act.
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