Originally Posted by Playoffs
Two people have direct knowledge of that. One says he didn't get an offer, the other has no comment. I believe Mario.
That's not entirely true. Remember that there's an agent in between all this and it's the agent that talks to Rick Smith, not Mario.
As I posted in another thread, what probably happened was that Rick Smith and Mario's Agent talked just to get a feel for what each side thought it could do and after hearing what Mario was expecting, Rick told him he couldn't do anything close to that.
So no offer was made.