Eddie Lacy signed a contract to play for the Seattle Seahawks this offseason and in order for his new team to ensure the running back, who has a history of weight gain, kept his weight off they literally bribed him with money.
Via a clause in his one-year, $5.5 million dollar contract, the former Packer was given the opportunity to earn $385,000 if he was able to shed a few pounds and come in at or under a designated weight during specified weigh in times.
Lacy just made the first $55,000.
Today marks Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy’s first weigh-in for his weight clause incentive. If he weighs 255 pounds or less, he earns $55,000.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 15, 2017
Eddie Lacy had an incentive if he weighed 255 pounds or less on May 15 he get $55,000.
He weighed in at 253. 💵💵
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) May 15, 2017
If he’s able to make weight at seven different weigh-ins throughout the season, he’ll earn more than most average American families will make in decades.