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.

Elvis Dumervil Made a Season's Salary in a Single Game

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Elvis Dumervil Made a Season\'s Salary in a Single Game

Prior to the 2013 season, Elvis Dumervil signed a five-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens that paid him $5.2 million per year. Thanks to a hefty incentive bonus, he was able to earn almost that much money in a single game. When Dumervil notched two sacks against the Saints in 2014, he triggered $3 million in salary escalators over his next three seasons and an instant million bucks in incentives. That's because his contract included a big-time bonus if he recorded more than 12 sacks in a single season.


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