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Steelers' Willie Colon Gets Paid

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Steelers' OL Willie Colon earned top bonus money in the NFL's performance based system.

The $309,534 that Colon pocketed was the maximum figure possible the system allows.

The system, implemented in 2002, awards players whose contributions on the field (read: playing time) far exceeds their financial compensation, so Colon, who started all 16 games, plus a playoff game, clearly was the type of guy the system was designed to reward. The lumpsum nearly doubled what Colon made under his contract. Congratulations Willie.