Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/10/14

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 14: Mike Wallace of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots on November 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace was the hottest free agent in the 2013 class and his blazing speed made him the hot chick in the club so to speak. However, Wallace says he’s no money hungry player who wants the biggest pay day; he wanted to get paid of coarse, but also wanted the right fit. The perception was Wallace was out for top dollar, but the receiver disputes that claim.  He is scoffing at what he considers is the train of thought in Pittsburgh that he only wanted a boatload of cash when he signed a five-year, $60-million deal with the Miami Dolphins. “In free agency, with so many great guys, when you get the prize deal, it's always a good feeling,'' Wallace said, via Jim Corbett of USA Today Sports. ”I just wanted to be happy. Money isn't everything. A lot of people last year, when I held out in Pittsburgh, took it the wrong way, felt like I was just being greedy." "I performed so well for so long, I just wanted to be well compensated," Wallace said. "I feel I got a bad rep. Free agency paid off for me. But it was bittersweet. The money is not all I'm in it for. I want to be a great player - win Super Bowls, go to Pro Bowls continuously.'' Corbett writes: ‘The contract for the former Steelers speedster includes $30 million guaranteed and surpassed the five-year deals for Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs ($56 million) and Greg Jennings of the Minnesota Vikings ($45 million). Wallace received five times more than the Denver Broncos gave Wes Welker in a two-year deal.’  
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  • If Wallace had honored his contract with the Steelers last year he would still be with them. The Steelers would have paid him top dollar to stay. No team can reward a player after he breaks his contract. Period. History is not kind to players who hold out. They get a short term gain - then Bbye. Look at TO! I don't begrudge a player getting paid as much as possible but you have to play by the rules of business.
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