The 7 Craziest Performance Bonuses in Sports History

Performance bonus provisions in pro athlete contracts can get pretty outlandish. STACK looks at seven of the wildest contract clauses in sports history.

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Most casual sports fan think contracts are fairly simple. A franchise agrees to pay a player a certain amount of money over a certain number of years, and that's that. More astute fans know that current contracts contain a staggering number of clauses and complexities. One of the most interesting? Performance bonuses, also known as contract incentives. These are monetary bonuses geared to the achievement of various factors, including statistical milestones, playing time, awards, etc.

Most performance bonuses are designed around simple statistics, but they occasionally get seriously weird. With that in mind, let's take a look at seven of the weirdest performance bonuses in sports history.

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