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Double Barrel
04-23-2007, 11:16 AM
Error enriches Eagles' Westbrook

The Philadelphia Eagles tossed their hat into the laughingstock ring when they put their salary-cap status in jeopardy by accidentally paying running back Brian Westbrook his roster bonus twice in 2006.

ComcastSportsNet.com reported that because of an accounting error, Westbrook last year was twice paid the $3 million bonus that was built into the five-year contract he signed in late 2005. Team officials confirmed the mistake to ESPN.com.

Westbrook reportedly has agreed to repay the money, but until the reimbursement is made official, the gaffe could negatively affect the team's salary cap.

Westbrook rushed for 1,217 yards and seven touchdowns on 240 attempts in 2006.

Or, if the Eagles' accounting department is doing the stat-keeping, 2,434 yards, 14 touchdowns and 480 carries.

Source (http://www.timesdispatch.com:80/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_BasicArti cle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173350882815&path=!sports!punch&s=1045855935482)

jgl35
04-23-2007, 11:29 PM
For all Westbrook does for the Eagles, they should let him keep the money.