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Bonus-Skimming in MLB

2009 February 24
by Phil Miller

Don Coffin sends along two Chicago Trib links on the recent bonus-skimming scandal in MLB.

Here’s one that describes some of the alleged skimming involving Dominican players.

Here’s one on fired White Sox executive David Wilder who is alleged to have pocketed some bonus cash.

These sorts of stories seem almost routine in the entertainment industry. Young athletes, musicians, and other performers often underestimate their potential worth to the industry and end up signing bad deals.

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