Around The Web: McGraw’s K-State Gift, Cassel Bonus, Young or Old?

BUCCANEERS CHIEFS FOOTBALLKansas City safety Jon McGraw and his wife Gretchen have pledged $500,000 to Kansas State University.  WIBW reports the gift will be split evenly between the Jon and Gretchen McGraw Excellence in Leadership Studies fund and the Jon and Gretchen McGraw Football Scholarship.

Unlike a normal endowment that is give now, this will be paid to the university through the proceeds of a life insurance policy.

I love to see athletes give back to the the schools that provided them with a free education because unfortunately it does not happen nearly as much as it should.  But am I the only one freaked out that it’s based on a life insurance policy?  A gift is a gift, but I just got a very morbid feeling reading the story.

A few days back we told you about the performance bonus that Brandon Carr received from the NFL and now Randy dollarsign1Covitz at the Red Zone Blog reports Matt Cassel will be cashing a $238,160 check of his own.  Cassel was awarded more than any other Patriots player.

As I said before, these bonuses are fantastic.  Certainly Cassel is sitting on a much bigger payday so this will not do as much for him, but I would love to see signing bonuses go down and incentive bonuses go up.

The never ending discussion of veteran vs. younger free agents is ongoing at Arrowhead Pride.  It seems Carl Peterson and his signing of Ty Law may have swayed one writer.

Hopefully Scott Pioli will keep the topic strictly on talent and where the player fits.  Carl Peterson loved veterans and Herm Edwards was in love with kids, both of them often being blinded by age rather than simply making a decision on current talent level.

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