The Miami Dolphins Vontae Davis and his brother Vernon of the 49’ers got bad news today when their brother, 19 year old Michael was charged with murder. Michael has been held by police since an incident in Washington, DC on April 26th. Davis was found with a hammer that was used to kill a 66 year old man. Other chargers may still be filed and he was being held on charges of two counts of assault with intent to kill.
Four other victims around the same time were found with head injuries sustained from being hit with a hammer and at least one of those can be directly tied to the younger Davis. The charge of first degree murder has been levied against Michael. The Davis family has not officially made any statements regarding the arrest and charge of 1st degree murder.
On a more upbeat note, Cameron Wakes new contract, according to ProFootballTalk.com is more friendly for the team than originally thought. The 49 million dollar deal is actually more in line with 33.8 million over four years with escalators that if reached would push the contract to the 49 mark.
1. Signing bonus of $7 million.
2. Fully-guaranteed base salary of $615,000 in 2012.
3. Fully-guaranteed base salary of $3.565 million in 2013.
4. Fully-guaranteed base salary of $5.82 million in 2014.
5. Base salary of $8.2 million in 2015, $3 million of which is guaranteed for injury only for now. If Wake if on the roster on the fifth day of the 2015 league year, the $3 million becomes guaranteed for skill and injury.
6. Base salary of $8.275 million in 2016.
7. Workout bonuses of $50,000 in 2012, $50,000 in 2013, $65,000 in 2014, $100,000 in 2015, and $125,000 in 2016.
8. Up to $5 million in escalators for 2014, 2015, and 2016 based on sacks.
It adds up to $17 million in fully-guaranteed money upon signing, and a base value of $33.865 million.
The deal goes to $48.865 million only if Wake hits the full amount of every escalator. There’s no guarantee he won’t, but there’s also no guarantee he will. And even if he does, the money isn’t guaranteed.